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ADOT district engineer appointed

Kondelis in charge of road projects, maintenance

KINGMAN ­ Michel Kondelis was recently appointed as the Kingman District Engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Kondelis first started as the Kingman District's maintenance engineer for ADOT in 2003 and has worked as the District's senior resident engineer since April.

"I am delighted that Mike has been appointed Kingman District Engineer. The Kingman District has numerous large transportation projects under construction and in the planning process," said Dave Barber, deputy director of the Western Arizona Council of Governments. "I am confident that Mike will provide the leadership necessary to implement the transportation improvements that are so vital to the interests of northwestern Arizona."

"His technical and people skills and his knowledge of the area make him an excellent choice for the position," Barber added.

The Kingman District incorporates 14,000 square miles, maintaining about 2,800 lane miles of roads and highways that traverse Mohave, La Paz, Yavapai and Coconino counties.

Within this district, Kondelis will be responsible for the construction, maintenance and operational programs on all of the roadways.

He will also be responsible for working with WACOG and the local governments to plan for highway improvements in his district.

"I am very pleased to have been appointed to this challenging position," Klondelis said.

"There are a lot of exciting highway improvement projects on the horizon for the Kingman District and I am looking forward to working with the local jurisdictions and the residents of the district."

Kondelis received a B.S. degree in mining engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology and is registered as a professional engineer.