RAO NAMED MANAGER OF TRAFFIC OPERATIONS FOR THE CITY OF LAKELAND
LAKELAND, FL (August 13, 2015) – Rick Lilyquist, Director of Public Works, is pleased to announce that Angelo Rao, P.E., will serve as the City of Lakeland’s next Manager of Traffic Operations. Prior to beginning work with the City of Lakeland, Rao was employed by BCC Engineering, Inc., serving as the Director of Local Government Services. Rao has over 35 years’ experience providing planning, design and project management in the transportation services arena with emphasis on traffic calming, complete streets, livable communities, and bicycle/pedestrian safety enhancements. For more than 23 years of his professional career, he has been employed in the public service sector as an employee of various government organizations.
Lilyquist commented, “Angelo brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge in the transportation field, and more specifically an area which the Lakeland City Commission has elected to place a heightened importance on – making Lakeland a more bike-friendly/walkable community.”
Rao said “I am looking forward to being part of the City of Lakeland, Public Works Management team”. He added, “I am particularly eager to work with citizens on transportation issues to help enhance the quality of life that the residents of Lakeland already enjoy.”
He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. His annual salary as the Manager of Traffic Operations will be $94,494.