Swanzey Announces New Director of Public Works

Swanzey Announces New Director of Public Works

The Town of Swanzey is pleased to announce that Joseph DiRusso of Swanzey has been hired as the Town’s new Director of Public Works.  Mr. DiRusso has been serving as the Interim Director of Public Works since Glenn Smith resigned from the position in November to take a similar position in Fitzwilliam. 

Mr. DiRusso retired after a distinguished law enforcement career with the New Hampshire State Police, rising to the rank of Lieutenant of Troop C in Keene.  After retiring from State Police in 2018, Mr. DiRusso joined the Swanzey Police Department initially as a Detective and then was promoted to Lieutenant in 2019.  Prior to his career in law enforcement, Mr. DiRusso earned a Class A commercial driver’s license and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Van Dyke Construction, George Peck Construction, Olson Construction, T-Mann Environmental and the Town of Rindge Highway Department.

Town Administrator Michael Branley stated, “While at first glance Joe may seem like an unlikely choice as Director of Public Works, his combination of management skills, knowledge of Swanzey, and foundation of experience in the construction industry were exactly what we were looking for.  His emphasis on customer service and planning stood out during the interview process.”

Mr. DiRusso stated, “I look forward to serving the Swanzey community in this new capacity and the challenges that it brings.”

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