Staunton names new city engineer

staunton nickie millsNickie Mills has been named city engineer for the City of Staunton. He succeeds James Davis, who retired in July after serving as the city’s engineer for 32 years.

Mills comes to Staunton with more than 20 years of experience in engineering, project management and surveying and is licensed as a Virginia Professional Engineer. Most recently, Mills worked as an engineer and surveyor for BPG, Inc. in Kitty Hawk, NC. Previously, he worked as a transmission line engineer for Appalachian Electric Power in Roanoke; engineering and surveying manager for Abbott Engineering & Surveying in Catawba; and project manager for Stimmel Associates in Winston-Salem, NC.

Mills is a graduate of Old Dominion University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He currently resides in Staunton and maintains a family residence in the Outer Banks. Mills enjoys spending time with his family, watersports, being outdoors, and playing guitar.


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