James Maiworm started work this week as Evanston’s new superintendent of streets and sanitation.

Maiworm has over twenty years of public works and parks maintenance management experience. He was most recently director of public works for the Village of Hawthorn Woods for four years where he supervised seven full-time employees and a budget of over $700,000.

He previously was superintendent of street services for Oak Park and public works superintendent for Palatine. He has been involved in capital construction, street maintenance, union contract negotiation, forestry and park maintenance and snow removal operations.

Maiworm has three associate degrees from William Rainey Harper College in park management, horticulture and general studies.

His is a past president of the suburban branch of the American Public Works Association. Maiworm is married and has five children and has relocated to Rogers Park to be closer to Evanston.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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