Daniel Mirabile Named Director of Clearwater’s New Public Works Dept.

Published on August 18, 2022

Daniel Mirabile, director of Clearwater Public Works

Daniel Mirabile has been selected as the director of the city’s new Public Works Department. The appointment is effective Sept. 12. In his new position, Mirabile is responsible for the department and its proposed annual operating budget of $47.4 million and 158.9 full-time-equivalent positions. Services include maintenance, streets and sidewalks, civil engineering, traffic operations, stormwater management and maintenance, and parking system and enforcement.

Mirabile comes to the city from Pinellas County, having served as Deputy Director of Public Works at Pinellas County since July 2021. Before that, he served as deputy director of public works at the city of Portland, Maine, from 2018 to 2021. He spent 20 years working in New York State local government: as commissioner of the city of Albany’s Department of General Services (2014 to 2018), deputy commissioner of the Albany County Department of Public Works Department (2005 to 2013), and policy and legislative analyst with the Albany County Legislature’s Majority Counsel’s Office (1998 to 2005).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in political science from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. His current professional affiliations include the American Public Works Association and the Florida Stormwater Association.

In summer 2022, Clearwater City Manager Jon Jennings announced the city’s Engineering Department along with select functions of the Parks & Recreation Department would merge to form the new Public Works Department effective Oct. 1, 2022. Mirabile will lead this new department.