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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release No. M-100-06
MAYOR APPOINTS TORRES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
DEPUTY; OTO NAMED COMMUNITY SERVICES
Mayor Mufi Hannemann has appointed Richard F. Torres to be deputy director of the City Department of Transportation Services.
“We are fortunate that Richard is willing to join the City,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “His years of experience will help Transportation Services Director Mel Kaku and the department move forward with transit and the many other vital projects they handle.”
Torres has been with the Army Corps of Engineers since 1980, serving in a variety of positions, mostly management, from Johnston Atoll to
A native of Wailuku, Maui, Torres served in the Army from 1965 to 1969, primarily in
He replaces Alfred Tanaka, who retired after 38 years with the City, in the deputy post.
Mayor Hannemann has also appointed Mark K. Oto as senior advisor in the Department of Community Services. Oto most recently was chief of staff for state House Speaker Calvin Say. He previously served on the staffs of the City’s Office of Council Services and Governor John Waihee. He was also deputy director of the state Department of Public Safety in 1996-98.
Community Services is one of four City departments where Hannemann has eschewed appointing deputy directors. Instead, the deputies’ duties are handled by senior advisors. (The other departments are Emergency Services, Customer Services and Information Technology.)
“Danny did a stellar job in his previous post in the Department of Community Services, and we need his leadership now at OWIB,” said the mayor. “I’ve known Mark for many years and I know he will bring his high level of professionalism to the department’s No. 2 position.”
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Tuesday, October 03, 2006|