News Release Mayor Warren Names Kamal Crues as City Engineer

City of Rochester

News Release 

(Tuesday, March 6, 2018) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren has appointed Kamal Crues as the City Engineer, the position that manages public-improvement projects in the city.

“Kamal Crues has the skills and experience we need to help us transform Rochester to support a 21st century economy,” said Mayor Warren. “I am looking forward to working with Mr. Crues as we re-imagine and rebuild our city to maximize our efforts to create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”

As City Engineer, Mr. Crues oversees the Bureau of Architecture and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Services (DES).

Mr. Crues joined City government in 2016 as an engineer in the Architectural Services Division of the Bureau. Some of the projects he worked on include the relighting of the Lomb Memorial; the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial marquee; the Genesee Valley Park Concession Building; and a number of projects in support of Rochester's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

Prior to joining the City, Mr. Crues provided professional design services for an array of government agencies, higher education institutions and multiple Rochester City School District schools renovated through the Rochester Schools Modernization Program.

Mr. Crues has a master’s degree of architecture from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University.

The Bureau of Architecture and Engineering falls under the supervision of DES Commissioner Norman Jones. The Bureau collaborates with community representatives, utility companies, business owners and other City departments on public improvement projects that enhance quality of life and economic development opportunities in Rochester. The Bureau uses in-house resources and manages consultants and contractors to perform design and construction services in the public realm related to streetscapes, street lighting, trails, bridges and City-owned buildings.

Mr. Crues replaced James McIntosh, who retired in February. He lives in Northwest Rochester with his wife and daughter.


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