Rick Fosse was a Master of Disaster (Relief)

During his 11 year tenure as Iowa City’s public works director, Rick Fosse has had to deal with a tornado, three of the four largest floods the city has ever seen and a massive landfill fire.

Fosse, 55, will be hanging up his hat on Wednesday after 33 years in public service, 31 of those years spent in Iowa City. Prior to working as Iowa City’s public works director, Fosse graduated with a degree in civil engineering at Iowa State in 1982.

This article was originally written and published by the Iowa City Press Citizen.