After serving as interim director since August, Lauren Prieur has been selected as director of the Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department. Prieur is a registered professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in infrastructure development, capital project delivery, transportation and public works-related projects, according to a city press release.
“We have been pleased and impressed by her leadership, her ability to build partnerships and her consistent reliability in delivering and improving projects and services for our residents,” said Assistant City Manager William Johnson, who oversees the department. “During her stint as interim director, she has proven over and over again that she not only deserves this opportunity, but she is absolutely up for the challenge. We look forward to her continued growth and leadership as head of our TPW team, and to her leadership within our communities.”
Before joining the city of Fort Worth in February 2018, she worked on major projects and programs with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans and Fort Worth.
“I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the director of transportation and public works,” Prieur said. “I will lead our team with strategic patience and tactical urgency. As a department, we will strive for challenging goals while maintaining our high standards and position as leaders within the public works profession and key contributors to the growth of Fort Worth.”
Prieur’s appointment is effective March 11.
Cayce Lay Lamas is the new director of finance for the town of Westlake. A native Texan, Lamas has nearly 15 years experience working in North Texas municipalities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Austin College, a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a certified public accountant, according to a city press release.
Before joining Westlake, Lamas served as the assistant finance director for Fort Worth and the budget manager for the city of Coppell.
Mayor Sean Kilbride was excited about bringing Lamas on board to continue the strides the city has made in financial management.
“Strong, strategic and transparent financial management is essential,” Kilbride said. “We take that responsibility seriously and believe that Cayce will be a valuable addition to our team. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help guide us into a strong financial future. We are excited to welcome her to the Westlake team.”
Lamas was appointed Feb. 27.