Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) has named Dan McIntyre as its new general manager, succeeding Bert Michalczyk after his retirement.
The district's board appointed McIntyre Tuesday night, saying his experience with DSRSD and other water agencies, his creativity and his plan to move the district forward were compelling. He previously worked as the district's engineering services manager.
Board member Madelyne Misheloff said in a 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 Michalczyk retired in November after 14 years as the district's leader. John Archer, the district's administrative services manager, had been serving as interim general manager.
A $28,500 contract was established 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 parts of San Ramon. With four years of drought under its belt, the district updated its longterm 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, according to a district release.
"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 release. "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."
DSRSD provides wastewater to Pleasanton on contract and drinking water to Dublin and parts of San Ramon.