Patel named City Engineer for Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

M. Yunus Patel

DEARBORN – Newly appointed City Engineer M. Yunus Patel brings more than two decades of engineering experience and an understanding of the city’s needs to the post.

“As a professional engineer, it has always been important to me that I adhere to the highest engineering standards,” Patel said. “And, as a publicly employed engineer, addressing the concerns of residents and incorporating those concerns into the design drawings has been and will continue to be my goal for the upcoming years.”

Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Institute of Engineering in India and is a registered professional engineer with the state of Michigan. He has worked with the city’s engineering department for 20 years, serving as the assistant city engineer for the last six years.

During his tenure, he has been involved with the design and construction of a majority of the major capital improvement projects in the city, including road reconstruction, road resurfacing, and sewer and water main construction. During the last two years, he has spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the archives of the city’s combined sewer system in order to arrive at a cost-effective alternative for the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow Project.

“Mr. Patel has been a valuable asset to Dearborn and has worked hard to better the city’s infrastructure while addressing the needs of our citizens,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said. “He understands our community and has a clear vision of what needs to be done moving forward.”

Patel lives in Dearborn with his wife, Rashida, who works for United Way. He has two children, Shahina and Imran. Shahina is a senior at the University of Michigan and Imran is a freshman at Wayne State University.

“I am looking forward to leading the Engineering Division and serving the residents of this wonderful city to the best of my ability,” Patel said.