The City of Lufkin has named Chris Key as its new director of Engineering Services.

Key is a licensed professional engineer and holds a civil engineering degree from Texas A&M University. His prior municipal project experience includes roadway reconstruction, water distribution and storage, sanitary sewer collection, and site plans. Key most recently spent eight years with Angelina and Neches River Authority as the executive manager of utilities.  In his new role, Key will oversee a wide range of projects critical to the city's infrastructure and growth while managing day-to-day operations of the City’s Planning & Zoning, Inspection Services and Engineering divisions. His responsibilities also include infrastructure planning, design, and implementation, as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and best practices.

"We are happy to welcome Chris to the City of Lufkin team," City Manager Kevin Gee said. "We look forward to working together to enhance our city's infrastructure and foster continued prosperity for our community."

Key began his new role this week.

"I am honored to join the City of Lufkin as its new engineer,” he said. “I am committed to using my experience to address the city's infrastructure needs and contribute to its ongoing development."