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Public Works Executive Profile

As Interim Public Works Department Director for the City of Tacoma, Josh Diekmann is responsible for the City’s facilities management and real property services, street operations and grounds maintenance, streetlights and traffic signals, capital projects, design and construction services, management of complete streets, sidewalks and local improvement districts. More than 260 City staff is employed with the Public Works Department, which has a 2021/2022 adopted Biennial Budget of $180 million.


In 2015, the City of Tacoma Public Works Department received accreditation from the American Public Works Association. 


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Josh Diekmann, P.E. PTOE

Interim Public Works Director/City Engineer