Sewer district general manager Michalczyk to retire

Search begins in Western U.S. to find replacement

Dublin San Ramon Services District's general manager Bert Michalczyk announced Monday that he will retire in early November, ending his 36-year career.

The water and wastewater district will conduct a search for a new general manager, and the search for candidates will extend throughout the Western U.S., the district announced Tuesday.

The district is accepting applications from its senior managers to fill the role of interim general manager, who acts as CEO for the district. The board will discuss the matter at a special meeting 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 board.

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.

The district is going through a time of transition already since former board member Dawn Benson resigned in August to pursue a job within the district. The board is expected to appoint a replacement who will serve through 2016 in October.

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