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DSRSD's GM announces retirement

Michalczyk joined DSRSD in 1990, held top spot since 2001

The Dublin San Ramon Services District's general manager has announced his retirement, effective early November.

Bert Michalczyk informed his staff Monday that he would be ending his 36-year career. The water and wastewater district will conduct a search for a new permanent general manager, and the search for candidates will extend throughout the western United States, the district announced Tuesday.

In the meantime, the district is accepting applications from its senior managers to fill the role of interim general manager, who acts as CEO for the district, which provides sewer service to Pleasanton on contract. The board will discuss the matter at a special meeting next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in closed session.

"District leadership and staff are very well poised and capable of assuming the reins," Michalczyk said in his statement to the DSRSD Board of Directors.

He told the board he felt the district will be in good hands because of a solid senior management team, stable labor agreements and approved budgets that will get the district through 2017.

Michalczyk previously worked at the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and in private practice before joining DSRSD in 1990. He has been general manager since 2001.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Bert for his many years of excellent leadership and dedicated service to the DSRSD organization and the community it serves," DSRSD board president Ed Duarte said.

The district was already going through a time of transition, with board member Dawn Benson resigning in August to pursue a full-time job within the district. The board is expected to appoint a new board member in October.

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