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Lamond accepts position as utilities director in Osage City

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Osage City Manager Rod Willis has announced that Joey Lamond, Osage City, has accepted the position of utilities director to fill the position resulting from Mike Gilliland’s retirement on July 1.

Lamond was previously the city superintendent for the city of Burlingame. He is a graduate of Osage City High School and the Spartan School of Aeronautics, in Tulsa, Okla., receiving his airframe and power plant license in March 1992.

He began working for Northern Pipeline at the age of 22 and worked his way up to general superintendent for Canadian Utility Construction in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and then general superintendent of NPL Construction, of Tulsa, Okla. As general superintendent, He supervised multiple crews and budgets, and construction of gas pipelines while meeting environmental requirements, production and safety requirements, audits, site inspections, in field training and developing crews technically, and maintaining good public relations with customers. Equipment operated included backhoe, trencher, directional drilling machine, pipe fusion, and gas detection equipment.

Lamond began as Burlingame city superintendent in February 2010 to spend more time with his family. At Burlingame, he oversaw water, sewer, electric, gas, streets, city buildings, parks, and city funded construction projects. He supervised and evaluated personnel, prepared and administered annual budgets, developed long range planning for the departments, attended city council meetings, and coordinated activities with other city and county departments. During his tenure in Burlingame, he oversaw a $1.6 million electrical project and a $2.5 million sewer project. He holds a Class 1 water certificate, and Burlingame is a member of KMEA EMP3 which also supplies wholesale electrical power to Osage City.

Lamond has been married for 24 years and has a 17-year-old son. He is a member of Lions Club, parks and recreation board, and tree board.

He will begin his job in Osage City on Monday, Aug. 3.

Willis reported that the city of Osage City received nine applicants and interviewed four candidates before choosing Lamond.

“The city of Osage City is fortunate to welcome Joey as the new utilities director,” Willis said.

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