Kewaunee city officials announced Wednesday (Dec. 12) that Brandon Strelow has been hired as their new public works director.

He succeeds Matt Murphy, who left the post in September to become public works director up the road in the city of Algoma.

An Appleton native, Strelow has 15 years of experience as a water and wastewater supervisor with the city of Tomahawk, as well as a public works crew member with the town of Hilbert and several private sector construction work crews.

Strelow is currently in the process of selling his home and hopes to move his wife and two small children to Kewaunee as soon as possible, the announcement said.

Strelow can be reached at or by calling 920-255-2306.