Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Works Department is to efficiently manage the operations and maintenance of public infrastructure and support residential and economic development growth within the City.

The City of Effingham Public Works Department at a Glance

The City of Effingham Engineering Department administers the following programs:

Public Works

Chris Huelsbusch - Operations Manager

  • Street
  • Sewer
  • Water
  • Public Properties/Cemetery
  • Fleet Maintenance


Jeremy Heuerman, P.E. - City Engineer/Planner

  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Building Official
  • Plumbing and Electrical Inspector
  • Capital Projects


Depository for all official city maps including, but not limited to the following:

  • City Street and Address Map
  • City Zoning Map
  • Extra-territorial Zoning Map
  • Water Main Map
  • Sanitary Sewer Map
  • Storm Drainage Map
  • Various Aerial Planimetric Maps

Subdivision Control

Administers the development of land subdivisions in the City and extra-territorial area (area lying within 1.5 miles of the City corporate limits).

Infrastructure Capital Improvements

Supervises the planning, design, right-of-way or site acquisition, and construction of all buildings, streets, sidewalks, water and sewer lines and other City public works.