Shaw Out as Kalispell Public Works Director

By Beacon Staff

Bill Shaw has stepped down as the director of the Kalispell Public Works Department, according to the city.

Acting City Manager and City Attorney Charles Harball said Shaw and the city parted ways “amicably.”

Susie Turner, a public engineer for the city, will serve as acting director until a permanent hire is made, Harball said. A search will begin next week.

Shaw took over the Public Works Department, encompassing the most personnel and largest budget in the city, last June after Jim Hansz retired. Before that Shaw served as the Columbia Falls city manager for almost 10 years and was also planning director. He was born in Kalispell and attended school in Whitefish.

“We’re happy for the time he was here,” Harball said of Shaw. “He gave good service to the city.”

Shaw could not be reached for comment.

The city will have another vacant position in June after Amy Robertson retires as the finance director, Harball said.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.