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Posted on: May 9, 2019

City Welcomes New Employees

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New Senior Engineering Technician and Recreation Programmer join Arden Hills City staff.

David Swearingen, Senior Engineering Technician
David Swearingen

As a senior engineering technician, I assist in planning, preparing and reviewing plans for infrastructure projects including street reconstruction, trails, stormwater, sanitary sewer and watermain. I review right-of-way and erosion control permits and complete field inspections. I also coordinate with neighboring cities and Ramsey County to execute projects in an efficient manner.

I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato. My career background includes working in public works for the City of Little Canada and the City of St. Paul. I also worked as a construction laborer on heavy highway projects. Before I came to Arden Hills I was employed at Stantec Engineering Consulting, where I was involved with designing and inspecting a variety of municipal developments and reconstruct projects.


Joe Vaughan, Recreation Programmer

Joe Vaughn

As the recreation programmer for the City of Arden Hills, I oversee the youth programming for the city, such as the summer Playground Program, dance program, before-and-after school activities and more! I organize youth special events for the city, for example, the Spring Egg Hunt, Penny Carnival and Breakfast with Santa. I am excited to work for the city and to give kids the opportunity to have fun and make memories!

I was born and raised in Minnesota. I have lived in the Twin Cities for the past five years and absolutely love it! I graduated from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul in the spring of 2018. During my time at Northwestern, I met my beautiful wife. We love going on walks with our puppy, Huron, watching the Minnesota Twins and enjoying the different forms of Minnesota weather.

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