According to a press release from the City of Springfield, Phil Broyles, the City of Springfield Director of Public Works, has passed away after he was diagnosed with cancer three months ago. Broyles was 65-years-old.
“Our hearts are heavy at the City. It is unfair that Phil has been taken from us,” said City Manager Greg Burris.
Phil Broyles was named Director of Public Works July 1, 2011, after previously serving as Co-Interim Director of Public Works and Assistant Director of Operations.
One of Broyles major accomplishments were being named one of the Top 10 Public Works Professionals in the country in 2012.
Public Works also received accreditation from the American Public Works Association under Phil’s leadership, something less than 1% of Public Works agencies qualify for.
Broyles additionally, oversaw the creation of the nation’s first diverging diamond intersection at Kansas Expressway and I-44, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation.
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