City Manager Doug Friend announced Hardy's appointment to replace former street superintendent, Vance Raines who was promoted to the position Nov. 5, 2000, and retired July 12.
As the Department of Public Works' street superintendent, Hardy will supervise all operations of the Public Works Street Division, directing and monitoring maintenance and repairs of city streets, alleys and rights-of-way along with their associated storm water drainage systems.
"I'm very pleased and proud to have the opportunity to serve the community I live in," Hardy said of his new position.
Hardy joined the Sikeston Department of Public Works in 1995 as a skilled worker and was promoted to a leadsman position in 1999. In November 2000, Hardy was promoted to the position of streets supervisor. As streets supervisor, Hardy managed and directed the daily activities of entry maintenance and skilled workers assigned to specific tasks.
"All of our promotions are competitive," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services. She explained when a supervisory opening occurs, all city employees are invited to apply for the position.
During the application process, applicants are interviewed and tested, Lowes said. If no acceptable candidate is found during this internal selection process, city officials then solicit for applications from outside the city.
"Trey's very deserving - he's had the opportunity to work in a number of areas and was most recently streets supervisor," said Friend. "With his background and work history, he was what we were looking for in this position."
Friend said Hardy has a lot of talent and is excited about the direction the department is going.
"I agree that he's probably the best man for the job," said Raines of his replacement. "He has worked real hard for the last year to learn everything he needs to know to get the job. He's a good guy and should do an excellent job."