Public Works

Public Works

The City of Florence's Public Works Department provides maintenance (for trees, sidewalks, etc) and refuse collection for the entire City. Please see the "City Services" tab for more information.


Director of Public Works — Sam Elstun

Phone: (719) 784-4120

Hello, my name is Sam Elstun. I am a native of Kansas, but spent most of my younger years on the East coast. I moved to Colorado in 1985 and graduated from Florence High School in 1987. I became employed by the City of Florence as a refuse collector (a.k.a. trash man) in the summer of 1989. I became a full-time employee in August of 1990. Yes, I finally got my uniform! At the time, Martin Duran was my boss and trained me in a number of areas. I moved up from refuse collector to the Streets Dept and Water Distribution. Now, as the Director of Public Works, I do a combination of them all.

I have been employed with the City of Florence for 27 years with many more to come! I am very excited about the direction the City is going in the future.

I am married to my loving wife, Debi, and we have two boys, Christopher and Timothy and of course our daughter in law Katie. We have two dogs- Nay and J.