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Posted on: January 24, 2023

City of University City hires Darin Girdler as Public Works Director

Darrin Girdler

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – Today, City Manager Gregory Rose announced that the City of University City has hired Darin Girdler to serve as the City’s newest Public Works Director beginning Jan. 30.  

“I'm pleased to share the news of Darin Girdler joining our team at University City. He brings an extensive range of experience working in public works departments and municipal governments. He will be a great asset to oversee the public works department and ensuring our residents are continuing to receive excellent services from our City,” said City Manager Gregory Rose.  

As Director of Public Works, Girdler will oversee a broad range of services including engineering, sanitation, storm water management, facilities and fleet maintenance. He will serve as supervisor to a staff of 26 employees.  

“I am more than excited to join the University City team. I look forward to sharing my years of experience and learning with the Public Works Department and the City of University City,” said Public Works Director Darin Girdler 

Girdler joins University City with more than 30 years of experience in municipal management, community relations, executive leadership, legislative processes and labor relations. He most recently served as Interim Village Administrator of the Village of Maple Park, Ill.  

Girdler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University.  


About University City: University City was incorporated on September 4, 1906, by founder Edward Gardner Lewis, as a city of learning, culture and beautiful neighborhoods. This diverse community of approximately 35,000 residents provides welcoming neighborhoods, thriving business districts and is a great place to live, learn, work and be entertained. More information is available at

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