Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen has appointed Renee Tyler to be the City’s next director of transportation services.
Tyler is currently the City’s assistant public works director and will assume her new responsibilities on Nov. 5, 2018. She will replace Candace Eudaley-Loebach, whose resignation will be effective on Nov. 16, 2018.
As director of transportation services, Tyler will be responsible for the operation of The Jule, Dubuque’s public transit system with fixed-route bus service and door-to-door paratransit mini-bus service, and management of the city’s parking system, including public ramps, lots, and parking meters. She will serve as project manager for the department, coordinate vehicle and major equipment purchases, analyze ridership and route performance, manage and maintain all parking facilities/assets and enforcement activities, control and administer budgets for the transit and parking activities, and be responsible for departmental marketing programs and activities.
“Managing Dubuque’s public transportation services and meeting the parking needs of our residents, businesses, and visitors, is a critical role,” said Van Milligen. “I am confident that Renee’s fleet management experience and leadership skills will enable her to continue the The Jule’s increasing ridership trend and to ensure the City’s parking services evolve to support customer convenience and economic growth.”
Tyler joined the City of Dubuque staff as assistant public works director in December 2016. In this role, she assists with administrative responsibilities for the department along with operational activities for the City’s street and sewer maintenance activities, traffic signals and street lighting maintenance, riverfront maintenance, snow and ice control operations, and flood control activities. She manages a staff of 40 and activity budgets of over $8.5 million.
Prior to coming to Dubuque, Tyler was employed by the City of Little Rock, Ark., from 2013 to 2016 as fleet acquisition, parts, and special projects manager. She served as a divisional manager and was responsible for vehicle procurement, acquisitions, parts, and inventory control for the city’s 1,400 fleet assets. Tyler also implemented a performance measurement system, acted as legislative and state government liaison for fleet issues, ensured grant compliance, identified alternative energy and fueling projects, and managed the division’s annual budget.
Tyler’s previous experience includes serving as executive administrator to the CEO of RVM Enterprises, an eDiscovery and consulting services firm in New York, N.Y.; chief of staff to New Jersey Assemblyman Jerry Green in the New Jersey General Assembly in Plainfield, N.J.; and assistant to the CEO of the Promontory Financial Group in New York, N.Y.
Tyler earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and is pursuing a master’s degree in public service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. She recently participated in the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Professional Fellows Program funded by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She is also a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA), a 2018 graduate of APWA’s Emerging Leaders Academy, the APWA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Iowa APWA Legislative and Governance Committee, the Dubuque County Historic Preservation Commission, a 2016 graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the National Association of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), and is past vice president of the Arkansas Public Fleet Professionals Association.
Her volunteer experience includes the Junior Achievement of the Heartland in Dubuque middle schools, Art Porter Music Foundation, Our House Shelter, and Little Rock Junior League.