Polivick Named Public Works Director
Posted on 08/09/2018
Stan Polivick, PE, has been selected as Director for the City of Cape Girardeau Public Works Department. Steve Cook, who has held the position since 2015, retires Sept. 1, 2018 after more than 41 years of service to Cape Girardeau.

Stan is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and he has extensive experience in engineering and public works. Originally from Sikeston, Mo., Stan attended Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has held positions in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri. Stan has worked for the City of Cape Girardeau since 2008 in several capacities including Stormwater Coordinator, Traffic Operations Engineer, and Assistant Public Works Director. Stan has been a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) for more than 25 years and regularly presents at local and state conferences because of his extensive experience and knowledge.

During his tenure with the City of Cape Girardeau, Stan has been instrumental in the continued improvements to Cape's Mississippi River flood wall. He has worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has coordinated the ongoing improvements to the wall. Stan has also worked with the Department of Natural Resources on the City’s MS4 and sewer system inflow and infiltration programs. He is also responsible for the planning and implementation of stormwater projects funded by the Parks and Recreation/Stormwater Tax passed in 2008 and renewed in 2018.

Stan’s interests outside of work include hunting, fishing, gardening and golf. He is active in his church and serves as a Sunday school teacher. He lives in Sikeston with his wife, June. Stan’s colleagues relish in his quick Cajun wit and southern anecdotes.