Astoria’s assistant city engineer has been promoted to city engineer, filling a position left vacant after Jeff Harrington was named public works director in November.

Nathan Crater has been the assistant city engineer for the past six years and has led infrastructure and capital improvement projects. He has also assisted with several bridge replacements and combined sewer overflow projects. Prior to working for Astoria, Crater was a project engineer at HLB Otak in Gearhart.

“Nathan has been doing an excellent job as the assistant city engineer for many years and I have confidence that he will make a great city engineer,” Harrington said. “He possesses both the technical skill set and the common sense that make him invaluable to the department and the citizens of Astoria.”

Crater said he is looking forward to working on resiliency projects that will serve the city into the future.

Cindy Moore has been promoted to fill the assistant city engineer position vacated by Crater. With over 17 years of civil engineering experience, Moore has been with Astoria for the past 10 years working part time as a support engineer. She has led several major combined sewer overflow projects and helped the city obtain millions of dollars in grants for public works projects. In her new position, she will continue to manage capital improvement projects such as the upcoming waterfront bridge replacement project.

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