Public Works


The Public Works Department is responsible for the public interest of engineered assets and infrastructure. This includes the engineered design, construction, and maintenance of parks, streets, water, public buildings, and the vehicle fleet.

Public Works Director

Kim Swearingen is the Public Works Director for the City of Cañon City. Ms. Swearingen was appointed Public Works Director of the City in May 2021. Ms. Swearingen is a licensed civil engineer through the state of Colorado. She has over 19 years of engineering and construction experience, with 12 years of that in a municipal setting. She brings a broad knowledge of infrastructure development and design experience. Her municipal skills include project and program management, policy and procedure development, training and leading, and customer service relations.

The Director of Public Works is responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, and community engagement for the City of Cañon City Public Works department. She oversees and manages the following Departments: