Windsor names Nepszy as new city engineer

Windsor City Hall, December 2019. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

The City of Windsor brings in an experienced local administrator as its new chief engineer.

Chris Nepszy, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Essex, will take over in mid-September as Windsor’s new City Engineer and Commissioner of Infrastructure Services. Nepszy will succeed longtime employee Mark Winterton, who is retiring after 30 years of service.

“Chris Nepszy brings with him the passion, creativity and vision for tangibly improving the lives of Windsor residents,” said Windsor CAO Jason Reynar. “He’s got the experience and understanding to hit the ground running and will be a strong addition to the senior team at the City of Windsor.”

The new engineer had been the CAO in Essex since 2019. Before that, Nepszy served as Essex’s Infrastructure and Development Director. He holds a science degree from the University of Windsor and is licenced as a professional engineer in both Ontario and Michigan.

Winterton will leave the City of Windsor after taking charge of several master plans that will steer Windsor’s infrastructure for years to come, including those for sewers, transit, stormwater financing, and the environment. Mayor Drew Dilkens says Winterton’s expertise will be missed.

“As we welcome Chris Nepszy to the City of Windsor administration, I want to thank and praise the work that Mark Winterton has done for decades to improve the infrastructure and build our city up,” said Dilkens in a media release. “From roads and bridges to water and wastewater and public transit, Mark has contributed his professional career to improving and renewing our local public infrastructure.”

Nepszy’s first day with Windsor is scheduled for September 17.