The City of Lubbock’s chief operating officer has announced her resignation.

Marsha Reed will resign from the City of Lubbock, effective March 1st, to become an assistant city manager for the City of Chandler, Arizona.

Reed first began with the City of Lubbock in February 1993, and was named chief operating officer in August 2009. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech in 1988 and her master’s in public administration in 2000.

“Marsha is exceptionally talented and has done a tremendous job leading our public works departments,” said Lubbock City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld. “Her expertise and knowledge will be greatly missed. I wish her and her family all the best in the future.”

According to the City, Reed was responsible for a number of public projects including the Lake Alan Henry Pipeline Project, drainage projects, and the 34th Street Renovation Project.

Reed has also served as president of the Texas Public Works Association, and was named as Engineer of the Year from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers for 2006, and as one of the Top Three Public Works Leaders of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association in 1998.