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Gunawardena named Fort Wayne city engineer


Statement as issued Wednesday:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne today announced that Shan Gunawardena has been appointed as City Engineer. Gunawardena has served in city government since 2007. He has held positions of Assistant City Engineer and Traffic Engineer. Prior to joining the city, Gunawardena was a senior transportation engineer and project manager for Bonar Group.

He also worked in several leadership capacities with the Indiana Department of Transportation-Fort Wayne District.

“We are pleased to have Shan serve in this leadership role,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Shan’s extensive experience in public works assists us in our efforts to have a transportation system that meets the needs of our community.”

The City Engineer serves as the technical advisor and supervisor for the Department of Transportation in the Division of Public Works. The City Engineer oversees the preparation of plans and specifications for transportation capital improvement projects, Public Works maintenance projects and other improvement projects.

Gunawardena earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Purdue University. He is registered as a professional engineer and professional traffic operations engineer. In addition, Gunawardena has served as a lecturer in the Department of Engineering at IPFW.

Gunawardena’s promotion to City Engineer became effective October 1.

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