Helena Public Works Director Randall Camp stepped down from his position on May 31.
Camp spent six years working for the city of Helena and said he made the decision to retire because, "It was time."
"I wanted to get through the budget and get my place stable," Camp said of the timing of his retirement. "I love the city and have worked for fantastic people."
Camp added that spring and summer were great times to travel and said he had been considering retirement for the past year.
"I didn't want to leave anything up in the air, and I wanted to help (city manager) Ana (Cortez) get her feet under her," Camp said.
Assistant Public Works Director Libby Lovshin is the interim public works director. A call to Lovshin for comment was not returned in time for this story.
Camp said he planned to enjoy his retirement traveling and living in Helena and Ruidoso, New Mexico, where he was previously a civil engineer.
"It's the finest group of staff that I've ever had the pleasure to work with," Camp said of his time in Helena. "The people in the City-County Building care and do their best."