The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) has selected Dan McIntyre as its new general manager.
The district's board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to promote McIntyre, who had served as the district's engineering services manager.
DSRSD board members cited McIntyre's experience with DSRSD and other water agencies, his creativity and his plan to move the district forward among the reasons they chose him to lead the agency, which provides water and sewer service to Dublin and parts of San Ramon, as well as wastewater service to Pleasanton by contract.
Board member Madelyne Misheloff said in a news release she was impressed 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."
The district has been searching for a new leader after former general manager Bert Michalczyk retired in November after 14 years at the helm. John Archer, DSRSD's administrative services manager, had been serving as interim general manager.
The agency signed a $28,500 contract with search firm Ralph Andersen & Associates to find high-quality candidates from the Western U.S.
DSRSD faces challenges with obtaining enough water for its potable water customers in Dublin and the Dougherty Valle. With four years of drought under its belt, the district updated its long-term goals to emphasize the need to find other sources of water. Currently, the vast majority of DSRSD's potable water comes from the Zone 7 Water Agency, which relies on a state source for its water supply.
Before being hired at DSRSD a year ago, McIntyre worked as Livermore's public works director for 12 years. He managed a staff of 110 and a budget of $51 million in Livermore, DSRSD officials noted.
"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 in a statement. "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."