Moline has hired a new community and economic development director and a new director of public works, City of Moline officials announced in a release Friday afternoon.
In addition, the city is close to completing its search for a new director of engineering and expects to make an announcement on that hiring soon, according to that news release.
Ryan HvitlØk accepted an offer to be Moline’s new community and economic development director, a post that has been vacant since 2019. Mr. HvitlØk comes to Moline from Hutchinson, Kansas, where he was director of planning and development. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Winthrop University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Minnesota State University. Mr. HvitlØk is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners as well as a certified floodplain manager.
“I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this position provides and am excited to work with and become a part of the Moline community,” he said. “I appreciate the trust and confidence of the City Council and City administration and I am ready to hit the ground running on day one.”
Moline’s new director of public works is Michael Doi, who most recently was street superintendent in Collinsville, Illinois.
Previously, Mr. Doi was director of public works in several smaller cities in Missouri. He is familiar with the Quad Cities, having formerly worked as street superintendent for the City of Davenport.
Mr. Doi earned a bachelor of arts degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri and holds professional engineering Licenses in Missouri and Illinois.
“As a public works professional, I look forward to combining my thirty plus years of experience in public works and city government with the wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise already existing in Moline to continue fostering the city’s proud past, exciting present and promising future in alignment with the goals and objectives of the Council and City Administrator,” Mr. Doi said.