John Nilges

Washington has its first new city engineer in 23 years.

John Nilges, 29, replaces Dan Boyce, who will be retiring next month. Boyce has held the position since Feb. 1, 1993.

Monday night, Washington City Council members unanimously approved Mayor Sandy Lucy’s appointment of Nilges.

Lucy noted that Nilges was the top choice of the city’s team which interviewed applicants for the position.

See Wednesday's Missourian for the complete story.