Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 80.2°F | Humidity: 12% | Pressure: 30.33in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 6.0mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login You create the news! Send your news item to ed@edhat.com
 
 
login
    15892 Subscribers
      667 Paid (4.2%)
     86 Comments
     59 Commenters
     49699 Page Views
 
 

 
Free Flu Shots
Free Flu Shots
 
Benefit for Sarah House
Benefit for Sarah House
 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

Santa Barbara Public Works Director Appointed
updated: Mar 11, 2014, 3:07 PM

Source: SB City

Following a nationwide executive recruitment process, City Administrator Jim Armstrong has appointed Rebecca Bjork as Public Works Director. Ms. Bjork has filled the vacancy on an interim basis since Christine Andersen retired in November 2013. She was selected from a pool of 91 candidates from across the country.

As Public Works Director, she will oversee the City's largest department with nearly 300 employees and a budget totaling $117 million. The Public Works Department includes the City's water and wastewater utilities, street maintenance, capital project design and construction, fleet services, downtown parking, and maintenance of over 100 City buildings and facilities.

Ms. Bjork brings 25 years of experience with the City's Public Works Department to the position. Since 2007, Rebecca has served as the City's Water Resources Manager responsible for the water and wastewater utilities, which include the operation and maintenance of the Cater Water Treatment Plant and the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant. She oversaw the introduction of ozonation at the Water Treatment Plant to improve the quality and taste of drinking water. Also, she has been instrumental in various renewal and replacement projects for water and wastewater mains and major facilities to extend the life of the City's water resources infrastructure. She joined the City of Santa Barbara in 1989 to implement a federally mandated pretreatment program that was recognized nationally in 1995.

Ms. Bjork received a Bachelor's degree from Grinnell College and a Master's Degree from California State University, Northridge.

According to City Administrator Jim Armstrong, "Rebecca is an intelligent, caring and thoughtful individual, who is dedicated to public service and our community. I am confident she will do an excellent job leading the Public Works Department to new levels of excellence."

 

16 comments on this article. Read/Add

# # # #

 

Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2014  
Edhat, Inc.