City of Brighton City Manager Philip Rodriguez is
pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Woodruff to Director of
Infrastructure and Ryan Johnson to Director of Urban & Public Policy. These
expanded roles for both directors help the city streamline services and
increase efficiencies throughout the organization.
“Michael and Ryan have displayed high character and
exceptional work within their duties and these expanded roles will help better
align our organizational plan and increase support needed in certain areas
throughout the city,” City Manager Philip Rodriguez said.
Woodruff joined the City of Brighton in May 2017 as
Assistant Director of Public Works. He was appointed Director of Public Works
in July and took on the role of Acting Utilities Director earlier this month.
Since joining the organization, Woodruff has taken on the city’s recycling
program, a comprehensive fleet vehicle replacement program and conducted a day
long public works boot camp program. Woodruff has extensive experience from the
front lines on up to management positions in both the public and private
sector, garnering a very strong reputation in managing solid waste and
recycling operations, construction inspections, snow and ice operations and
Prior to coming to Brighton, Woodruff served as
Public Works Director for the Town of Lochbuie. Additionally, he served as a
Public Sector Services Representative for Waste Management of Colorado, Public
Works Director for the Town of Milliken, Public Works Operations Manager for
the City of Longmont, and Environmental Services Manager/Chief Construction
Inspector for the City of Thornton.
Johnson joined the City of Brighton in May 2016 as
assistant director of the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority (BURA). He was
appointed the Executive Director of BURA in April 2017. In this role, he oversees a variety of organizational processes that allow BURA
to work in cooperation with Community Development, Economic Development,
Urban Renewal, Housing Authority and downtown partnership to facilitate quality
development and redevelopment projects.
During his time with the city, Johnson
has assisted with downtown development, provided coordination
with existing downtown organizations and staff members for cohesive services
for downtown, and acts as the BURA and downtown liaison to developers,
community members, and various governmental entities.
Before coming to Brighton,
Johnson served in various capacities with the City of
Westminster, City of Commerce City and City of Thornton.
Please join City Manager
Rodriguez in congratulating Woodruff and Johnson on their new roles.