Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker Announces Resignation of Public Works Director




July 17, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker has accepted the resignation of Daniel Krueger, Director of the Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE), which will be effective next month. Director Krueger is leaving the post he has held for four years, and nearly 10 years of service to the City, to pursue other opportunities.


“It is with regret that I have accepted the resignation of Director Daniel Krueger who is a man of unquestionable integrity and remarkable ability,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “He has contributed greatly to the rebuilding of an essential department by sharpening its mission, raising its accountability and navigating successfully through major projects which protect our streets and infrastructure. Among his many accomplishments were steering the City through the worst drought in Houston history and creating and implementing our ReBuild Houston platform, which will provide better streets, better drainage and ultimately a better future.”


Under the Director Krueger’s leadership, PWE gained accreditation by the American Public Works Association, and is the largest organization among fewer than 100 public works departments, out of 17,000 across North America to gain such status.


In his formal letter of resignation to Mayor Parker, Director Krueger expressed  “…appreciation for the opportunity you have extended me to serve as Director, and the leadership you continue to provide our City.” He also recognizes that public service is a privilege and the men and women of the department are invaluable resources for our City.


Prior to Mr. Krueger’s departure, an interim Director of the City’s Public Works and Engineering Department will be selected by the end of July.