By Ann McCreary
The Town of Twisp has hired Andrew Denham, who previously supervised wastewater treatment in Mount Vernon, as Twisp’s public works director.
Denham started work in Twisp last week, following the retirement of Howard Moss.
Denham worked for Mount Vernon for more than 20 years, including positions as wastewater treatment plant operator and treatment plant process analyst.
In addition to supervising Twisp’s wastewater treatment facilities, Denham will also be responsible for the municipal water system, streets, storm drainage, parks and swimming pool, vehicle and building maintenance.
“I feel he’ll be a great asset, particularly in light of his experience in wastewater,” Mayor Soo Ing-Moody said.
“There’s a lot going on in Twisp, a whole lot,” Denham said last week. “My perspective in looking at all of the city’s utilities is going to be from a maintenance and operations perspective.”
Denham has arrived in Twisp just as the town is developing its 2015 budget, and he will be working with the mayor on developing the public works budget for the upcoming year.
He said he is also “getting ready to provide snow removal services to the town … and verifying that the treatment plant is ready for winter.”
A former resident of Okanogan County, Denham said he is glad to be returning to this area.
“It’s always been a goal to be able to advance my career in Okanogan County. These types of opportunities are few and far between,” he said.