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Spokane County hires longtime municipal engineer Kyle Twohig as director of public works

Spokane County has a new senior director of public works.

Kyle Twohig, director of engineering services at Spokane, will succeed Chad Coles. Coles retired last week after a 31-year career as a county engineer.

Twohig has over nine years of government experience in Spokane.

“I look forward to delivering results for the county,” Twohig said in a news release. “Chad Coles leaves a great legacy to live up to, but I’m grateful to have a team in place at Public Works who are committed to getting me up to speed and getting me started.”

Prior to working for the City of Spokane, Twohig was a construction developer for The Inland Group in Spokane Valley and a project coordinator for Parsons Evergreen in Salt Lake City. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Gonzaga University.

Twohig joins Scott Simmons for a county job after serving as mayor of Spokane. Simmons served as Spokane’s Director of Public Works from 2016 to 2021.

During this time, Twohig and Simmons oversaw the construction of massive underground stormwater tanks to reduce overflows into the Spokane River as well as other major projects, including the construction of the University District Footbridge and utility projects in downtown Spokane.

Mary Cashion

The author Mary Cashion