Samuel Credio, who graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, has been appointed to lead the City of Tucson's Department of Transportation and Mobility.
"Growing up in Tucson has given me a deep love for our community and I look forward to the great things we will accomplish," said Credio in a release. “I want to thank the mayor, Council, and city manager for their confidence in me to lead the Department of Transportation and Mobility."
According to the Tucson Sentinel, Credio will lead the city's Transportation Department, managing a staff of around 304 full-time employees, and a budget of more than $280 million. This includes Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Maintenance, Streets Maintenance, Real Estate, Park Tucson, Strategic Communications, Planning and Programming, Transit Services, Management Systems, and the Director’s Office.
"Sam Credio will help the city of Tucson come one step closer to realizing a transportation future that is both people-centric and inclusive of all modes," Mayor Regina Romero said. "He possesses the technical understanding, discipline, and creativity needed to meet the transportation challenges of a 21st-century city in the age of climate change."