Rockford Public Works Director Mark Stockman announces retirement

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — City of Rockford Director of Public Works Mark Stockman announced Wednesday that he is retiring this fall.

Stockman’s last day with the city will be Oct. 4.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the City,” Stockman said in a news release. “I’m eternally grateful for all of the opportunities that have been afforded to me all these years.”

Stockman is a 30-year veteran of the public works team, which maintains and regulates all city streets and right-of-ways, city-owned parking lots, city vehicles, equipment and buildings. He has been director of the department since 2017 after previously serving as superintendent of the Streets and Transportation divisions.

“Mark has worked tirelessly for the City of Rockford and its residents for three decades,” Mayor Tom McNamara said. “Although his retirement was anticipated, we are losing a great employee, but I couldn’t be happier that he is now starting a journey into his well-deserved retirement.”

Mayor McNamara will now begin the process to find Stockman’s successor.

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