City of Erie Announces Public Works Director Retirement, Subsequent Promotions

Sept. 8, 2021 (Erie, Pa.)-The City of Erie announced the retirement of Public Works Director David Mulvihill and promotions of three City of Erie Public Works Department officials. 

After 28 years at the City of Erie, David Mulvihill retired, serving as Director of Public Works for the past four years. 

During his tenure, Mulvihill led major transformations in the City of Erie’s Public Parks, sewer system, and stormwater system, and expanded the City’s summer recreation programs, including the tennis program and the Footlights Theatre program.  

Assistant Director of Public Works Chuck Zysk has been promoted to Director of Public Works. Zysk served as Assistant Director for the past four years and previously held various Public Works Department roles in the Bureaus of Streets, Sewers, and Refuse. Starting as a part-time trash collector in 1991, Zysk has been with the City of Erie for 30 years and worked his way up to the Public Works Department’s top job. 

City Garage Bureau Chief A.J. Antolik has been promoted to Assistant Director of Public Works. Antolik served as Bureau Chief at the City Garage for the past 6 years. Antolik has been with the City of Erie for 11 years. 

Randy Higley has been promoted to Bureau Chief of the City Garage. Higley previously served as the Bureau of Streets Mechanics’ Coordinator and has been with the City for 12 years. 

Both Zysk and Antolik have been instrumental in the implementation of the new security installation and protocols at City Hall. 


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