The District of Houston’s municipal government office. (Houston Today photo)

District of Houston public works director passes away

Flags lowered to half mast in memory of Paul Gordon

The District of Houston has lowered its flags in memory of Paul Gordon, its Director of Engineering and Operations, who passed away Sept. 28 at the age of 57.

“Paul will be remembered for his passion for community service, his commitment to advancing community works, and his dedication to and appreciation of the members of the public works department,” a release from the District stated Oct. 2.

Gordon joined the District in April 2018 from Chetwynd where he had been employed for 10 years, first as the District of Chetwynd’s Deputy Director of Engineering & Public Works and then as its Director of Public Works & Engineering.

“His great smile and constant positive attitude made working with Paul an unforgettable experience; he will be dearly missed,” the released continued.

Flags will be raised tomorrow and then lowered again on the day of a memorial service. A private service will be held at a future date.

“At this time, we ask that members of the public respect the privacy of Mr. Gordon’s friends and family,” the District release stated.

“All public works enquiries may still be directed to the District’s office phone line at 250-845-2238, to the after hours on-call staff at 250-845-8591, or by email to District staff at”

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