Department of Public Buildings

Dept. of Public Buildings
309 Main Street Rear
Watertown, MA 02472 

James Kane, Director of Public Buildings
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Stacey Hopkins,Supervisor of Custodians
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Purchasing & A/P
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Ed Lewis, Energy / Project Manager & Interim Director
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Mission Statement
Develop, manage, repair, improve, and support well-maintained town facilities to provide the highest quality service in a responsive and efficient manner to all our customers and city departments, programs, and services. The department is responsible for keeping ~775,000 square feet of space safe, accessible, functional, and inviting while protective Watertown's historic heritage and town pride.


  • Provide custodial care and cleaning
  • Ensure preventative and regular maintenance and repairs
  • Maintain landscaping and pedestrian snow removal at schools
  • Take energy controls, utility management, and energy conservation measures
  • Embrace budgeting and capital planning
  • Plan for extraordinary maintenance and capital improvements
  • Supervise custodial and maintenance staff

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