City of Lone Tree Welcomes New Director of Public Works and Mobility

Colorado native Justin Schmitz   brings vast experience and innovation

Colorado native Justin Schmitz brings vast experience and innovation

The City of Lone Tree welcomed a new Director of Public Works and Mobility last month to transition into the role previously held by John Cotten, who retires in February 2019 after nearly three decades with the City.

Colorado native Justin Schmitz joined Lone Tree in November after serving as City Traffic Engineer for the City and County of Denver.

“Lone Tree is a growing, thriving city that provides a good balance between urban and suburban contexts,” said Schmitz.  “I believe it’s going to be a leader in new technology and city building, and I’m excited to be a part of its future.”

Schmitz hit the ground running from day one and is already leading his team on major projects such as expansion of RidgeGate Parkway, which is set to start next year, the installation of Adaptive signal technology, and enhancing mobility in Lone Tree.                                                    

Schmitz earned his civil engineering degree from Colorado State University. In his free time, he can be found skiing with his family, shuttling kids to and from events, and—whenever possible—celebrating a Denver Broncos victory.