Public Works


The Public Works Department for St. Helens, Oregon, encompasses several divisions:

Public Works is responsible for a wide variety of activities involving the development and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, which includes:

  • Streets, sidewalks, gutters
  • Storm drainage facilities
  • Sewer collection and treatment
  • Water filtration and line construction and maintenance
  • Engineering for public improvement projects
  • Traffic control device maintenance and engineering
  • Parks and public property maintenance and improvements
  • Fleet vehicle maintenance
  • Street signage
  • Street striping
  • Safety of City public right of ways

Our Mission & Goal

The mission of the Department is to enhance and sustain the livability and quality of life for citizens in the community of St. Helens by working efficiently and effectively to fulfill the goals as set by the City Council and Public Works Director.

The goal is to provide a safe, clean and attractive town for all residents and visitors to enjoy.

Sue Nelson, Public Works Engineering Director
Neal Sheppeard, Public Works Operations Director