Cris Papierniak Named New Director of Public Works

Cris Papierniak Named New Public Works Director
Posted on 08/19/2021
Cris Papierniak PW Director

The Village of Arlington Heights recently named Cris Papierniak as the new Director of Public Works, announced Village Manager Randy Recklaus. Cris Papierniak has worked as Assistant Director of Public Works for Arlington Heights since 2014 and brings a wealth of professional and organizational knowledge to the director position. His extensive experience and dedication to the Village of Arlington Heights makes him an ideal leader for Public Works and their goal to work harder and smarter in order to provide a high level of services.

Cris Papierniak’s seven years of experience as Assistant Public Works Director includes the direct management of large-scale projects and oversight of streets, forestry and grounds, fleet services, and building maintenance responsibilities. 

“I have been blessed to have worked with the creative and dedicated men and women of this department for the last seven years and I look forward to the challenges we will face together in the future,” said Cris Papierniak, new Public Works Director. “We have a lot of impressive projects that are currently underway, as well as a well-rounded plan for future improvements. I’m happy to be able to re-invest the knowledge I’ve gained throughout my career, back into the Village of Arlington Heights.”

Cris Papierniak attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. Cris is also a Licensed Professional Engineer and has served as the Director of Public Works and Engineering for the Villages of Cary and Prospect Heights.

Under his knowledgeable direction, the Public Works Department’s 104 employees will continue to provide the Arlington Heights community with high quality services, while carefully evaluating future infrastructure needs.