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The City of Colorado Springs announced today that Myra Romero has been selected as the City’s chief human resources and risk officer and Rich Mulledy has been selected as the public works director following an extensive search and selection process for each position. Mulledy’s selection is pending City Council confirmation.  

Myra Romero

Romero had been serving as the acting chief human resources and risk officer since November 2023. She has over 24 years of experience with the City, including 12 years with the Human Resources (HR) department. Romero has served as risk division manager; manager of organizational development, recruiting, and equity, diversity and inclusion; HR business partner; HR solutions center supervisor; and a senior benefits analyst. 

“Myra brings to this position invaluable experience, understanding of the inner workings of our organization, and great leadership,” said Mayor Yemi. “Our people are our most important resource, and I’m excited Myra will continue to lead our efforts to serve and develop our team members." 

The chief human resources and risk officer reports to Chief of Staff Jamie Fabos and is responsible for leading the Human Resources department, including employment services, risk management and the office of accessibility. 

Mulledy had been serving as the City’s deputy public works director since April 2024, overseeing the planning, construction, maintenance, operation and management of the City’s stormwater infrastructure, natural channel corridors and stormwater conveyance system as well as leading the City’s Parking Enterprise. Prior to that, he was the City’s stormwater enterprise manager since 2016. His other previous positions include civil drainage engineer for the City of Pueblo and private sector civil engineering experience as deputy director of water resources; project engineer of transportation and utilities; and project engineer of residential and commercial development. 

Rich Mulledy

“Rich was a key player in establishing the City’s Stormwater Enterprise, providing his expertise to help settle legal disputes around stormwater, and reforming our stormwater program,” said Mayor Yemi. “With his ability to lead people and develop relationships to work through difficult issues, I’m confident his leadership will shine overseeing all of our Public Works team.” 

Mulledy succeeds the City’s previous public works director, Travis Easton, who was promoted to deputy chief of staff over infrastructure and development in July 2023.The public works director reports to Easton and oversees City Engineering, Public Works Operations and Maintenance, Traffic Engineering, Mountain Metro Transit, City Forestry, Stormwater Enterprise, and the Parking Enterprise.   

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