OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Ocean Springs has a new Public Works Director. Johnny Groue was appointed to the position Tuesday night by the city's Board of Aldermen.
"Mr. Groue has done an excellent job for the city for many years as a former Assistant Director," said Mayor Connie Moran. "He has a great attitude and a positive working relationship with our team."
The board also approved a new organizational chart for the department. Under the new system, Groue will have five supervisors reporting to him; Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations, and the Supervisors of the Drainage, Street and Maintenance Departments.
The Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Candice Hooks, will oversee the Central Shop, Beautification and Administration Departments.
The Aldermen hired James Foster, on an amended contract with Compton Engineering, as the Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations. Foster will oversee the Water and Sewer departments.
The new changes will go into effect August 1.