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The Public Works Department of the City of Boulder City manages all aspects of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City of Boulder City and provides development services for all private construction projects. We maintain top quality parks, streets, flood control facilities, buildings, water distribution system, sewer collection and treatment facilities. In addition, the Public Works Department is responsible for managing numerous other City items, including the municipal cemetery, refuse collection and disposal, and many of the City's agreements with local business operations such as gravel pits and power plants. The Public Works Department professionally represents Boulder City at the Southern Nevada Water Authority meetings, Regional Transportation Commission meetings, and Flood Control District meetings.

Scott P. Hansen P.E. 

Scott P. Hansen P.E. 


401 California Ave
Boulder City, NV

Monday-Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm



Back to School

As we move into August, many of us begin to prepare children for the exciting start of a new school season. Our mailboxes are probably even filled with advertisements for new school supplies and clothes. Public Works is also planning for the upcoming school year, and while we prepare this year we challenge the community to think a little differently about this back to school season. From an environmental standpoint, we can all help to save space in the landfill by recycling and reusing as many items as possible. As you go through clothes to decide what you will need for the upcoming year, outgrown items that are still in good condition can be donated. In Boulder City clothing can be recycled at drop boxes located at both the Albertsons and Vons shopping centers. Try kicking off this school year in a healthy way by committing to walking or biking to school, even just a few days a week. This will benefit your health, local air quality, and save money as well!

Your Public Works Department is busy preparing for school along with you, you will notice the Public Works landscape crews on Adams Boulevard, working on the medians and planters adjacent to bike lanes. The Street Division is checking sidewalks and cleaning all crosswalks on the “Safe Route to School” map ( The Electric Division is checking all of the lights and the programming for the flashing yellow warning signs in the 15 mph zone.  

August 26th will be here before we know it. Public Works is proud to do our part in helping the children of our community have a safe and enjoyable school year.


About the Director:

After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1990 with a degree in Civil Engineering, Scott immediately went to work for the Illinois Department of Transportation in Springfield, IL. While working full time, Scott enrolled at the University of Illinois where he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and began a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. 

In 1998, Scott moved to Boulder City to serve as the City Engineer and has lived here ever since.  He finished his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003. Scott has served as the City’s Public Works Director since August of 2005.  He enjoys the challenge of working for the City’s Public Works Department because it is responsible for all aspects of Civil Engineering. 

Thanks to a dedicated Public Works staff, cooperation from stakeholders, and support from the City Manager and Council, Scott is proud to have been a part of some of the significant projects that have improved the quality of life in Boulder City. The City’s hallmark venues such as Veterans Memorial Park and Nevada Way Revitalization projects have made an impact on Boulder City residents and visitors alike.  

When not working, Scott enjoys the numerous outdoor recreation activities that Boulder City offers.

The Boulder City Public Works Department is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent related regulations and directives.  Public Works assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any service, program or activity. 

Public Works also makes every effort to prevent discrimination on minority and low-income populations.