Maxwell in as transit head

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New Adams Co. transportation director begins this week

By The Staff

BRIGHTON — Deputy Adams County Manager Raymond Gonzales announced Jan. 21 that Jeffrey A. Maxwell has been selected as the new director of the county’s transportation department.

He began his employment with the county Monday, Jan. 27.

Maxwell previously served as director of transportation for Fort Lauderdale-based engineering consultancy firm Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) since 2008. Prior to that, Maxwell was vice president of Broomfield-based Pentacor Engineering and a regional director for Boulder-based Drexel, Barrell & Co. He also served as a traffic operations engineer for the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

During his tenure with CGA, Maxwell served as the city traffic engineer for the City of Weston, Fla., through a private/public partnership, overseeing all aspects of the city’s transportation planning, operations and design.

He developed a bicycle master plan that led to the city’s designation from the League of American Bicyclists as the first Bicycle Friendly Community in Broward County. Maxwell also served on the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization and represented eight municipalities throughout south Florida as their transportation engineering consultant.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Maxwell’s background and expertise join Adams County,” Gonzales said in a news release announce Maxwell’s hiring. “Jeffrey’s experience in both the private and public sector will enable him to respond to the immediate needs of residents and stakeholders while simultaneously developing long range planning to accommodate future transportation demands in Adams County.”

Maxwell grew up in Colorado and received his master and bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado.