DUBLIN, CA – Last night, the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors appointed Daniel McIntyre to serve as the District’s General Manager, effective today.
“After an exhaustive search, the selection of Dan McIntyre as General Manager was unanimous on the first vote,” said DSRSD Board President D.L. (Pat) Howard. “Dan impressed me, not only with his expertise, but also with his knowledge of how to expand our water portfolio. He did his homework.”
The Board interviewed six very impressive candidates, said Vice President Richard Halket, but McIntyre rose to the top for three reasons. “Dan has many years experience working with Tri-Valley utilities’ water challenges and the political landscape. He brings a lot of creativity to the job, which will be key as we work to improve the reliability of our water supply. And he has concrete plans to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our staff at all levels of the organization,” Halket said.
“Dan has been a great asset to our management team since he was hired a year ago,” said Director Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold. “He understands valley politics and I look forward to working with him.”
Director Edward Duarte said he was impressed that, while Dan has been working at DSRSD for only one year, “he quickly grasped our mission and has established himself as a leader on our management team. This was very evident in the interview.”
Director Madelyne (Maddi) Misheloff was impressed, not only with McIntyre’s “expertise and knowledge of the industry, but also his ability to work with the Tri-Valley water agencies and collaborate on solutions to long-term water supply challenges.” Misheloff also said she was pleased with how Dan “was so animated and enthusiastic in the interview. It was nice to see this side of him.”
McIntyre’s Professional Experience
A registered civil engineer, McIntyre has worked in the Tri-Valley for 26 years, including 12 years as the City of Livermore’s Public Works Director, where he managed a staff of 110 and an annual operating budget of $51 million. McIntyre spent the last year as DSRSD’s Engineering Services Manager and has already assumed leadership roles on the Steering and Executive Committees of the Bay Area Biosolids to Energy Coalition and is serving on the Association of California Water Agencies’ Local Government Committee.
“Collaborating throughout the Tri-Valley on complex drought and water supply issues has been a career highlight for me over the last three years,” McIntyre said. “As the District’s General Manager, I look forward to continuing productive partnerships in the Tri-Valley to expand water recycling and diversify our water supply.”
The four-month search, conducted by Ralph Andersen and Associates, yielded 50 candidates, from 12 states (37 from California) and one from outside the country. The Board of Directors interviewed six candidates, including one in Pennsylvania via Skype.
Founded in 1953, Dublin San Ramon Services District serves 171,000 people, providing potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and south San Ramon, and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton (by contract). The District office is located at 7051 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA 94568. More information can be obtained at www.dsrsd.com.