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Public Works Director David Jessup will retire this month after 28 years with the city of Woodbury. The two biggest projects in the city's history, the I-494 and Tamarack Road and Lake Road interchanges were constructed under his leadership. Staff photo by Riham Feshir

Saying farewell to a long, eventful career in engineering

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His colleagues refer to him as an "entire institution."

While working at Woodbury City Hall for nearly three decades, over half of the city has been built under David Jessup's leadership.


The public works director brings a significant s amount of infrastructure knowledge about groundwater management, storm sewers, streets, interchanges and tunnels.

But he hardly takes credit for his major accomplishments.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.