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Operations Manager, City of Lancaster (Ohio) Department of Transportation

Tim Deitz is currently the Operations Manager for the City of Lancaster (Ohio) Department of Transportation. After a six-year stint in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and another five years working as a Motorola Radio Service Technician, he joined the City of Lancaster’s Electrical Department in 1995. Along with servicing the City’s two-way radio and telephone systems, he was also tasked with servicing the City’s traffic control system. As a technician, he was involved in every facet of traffic signal control from construction to programming.

In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent of the Electrical Department where he focused more on the operational and control side of their 85 signalized intersections. In 2004, a departmental realignment brought him to the City’s Street Department (later renamed the Lancaster Department of Transportation – LDOT) where he was given the title of Traffic Control Supervisor and, in addition to signal maintenance and operations, he managed the Signs and Markings and Street Lighting maintenance crews and the City’s Central Fuel Depot.

Last year he became the Operations Manager where he continues his Traffic duties and assists the department Superintendent and a maintenance supervisor in the daily operations in the maintenance of the City’s streets, alleys and storm water collection system.