GINN NAMED MANAGER OF SOLID WASTE FOR THE CITY OF LAKELAND
LAKELAND, FL (January 14, 2015) – Rick Lilyquist, Director of Public Works, is pleased to announce thatEugene “Gene” Ginn will serve as the City of Lakeland’s next Manager of Solid Waste. Ginn’s official first day with the City of Lakeland will be January 26, 2015.
Lilyquist said, “After a thorough search and recruitment effort to find someone to oversee our solid waste and recycling collection operations, we are very pleased to have Gene joining our team. He has extensive knowledge of the solid waste industry having worked his way up through the system in a neighboring municipality.”
Ginn has been employed with the City of Largo since 1996, initially serving as a heavy equipment mechanic through 2001. He then was promoted to a Solid Waste Foreman where he served from 2001 to 2008. Ginn was promoted to Largo’s Assistant Solid Waste Manager in 2008 where he manages 53 employees responsible for the collection of solid waste and recyclables.
Ginn said, “I’m very excited to be the City of Lakeland’s next Manager of Solid Waste. I’ve been a public servant who is constantly mindful of being a good steward of the taxpayers money and customer service is a top priority.” He added, “I look forward to bringing my experience and skills to Lakeland.”
He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Eckerd College and he recently acquired his Master of Public Administration from Barry University. His annual salary will be $85,716.