FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS – Fort Bend County is proud to announce Richard Stolleis has accepted the position of County Engineer and will begin a two-week transition beginning April 16, 2012. His official first day will be May 1, 2012, following the retirement of the current County Engineer, Jesse Hegemier.
County Judge Bob Hebert stated, “Jesse Hegemier has been an outstanding asset to the county for many years. While we hate to see Jesse leave, we understand that retirement comes for everyone. We look forward to working with Richard and the experience he brings to the position.”
As a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Stolleis brings over forty years of civil, municipal, hydraulic and construction engineering experience to the County. He has experience working for public agencies and in private business as a consulting engineer and, he brings to the county a broad variety of experience related to public works including long range planning; utility, drainage and infrastructure design; code compliance, and public works operations.
Stolleis has been a resident of Fort Bend County for twenty-nine years. Throughout these years he has been dedicated to giving back to the community through volunteer activities with the Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Sugar Land and Fort Bend Exchange Clubs. Richard and his wife Annette are members at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond, where he has served on the building committee and contributed his engineering abilities to complete church projects.
The Fort Bend County Engineering Department provides engineering services, including road and bridge engineering and inspections of construction projects throughout the county. The department also assures that developers and development within Fort Bend County meet county requirements.