Squaw Valley Public Service District: Introducing new General Manager Mike Geary | SierraSun.com

Squaw Valley Public Service District: Introducing new General Manager Mike Geary

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SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Squaw Valley Public Service District Board and staff are pleased to introduce Mike Geary as the Districtandamp;#8217;s new general manager. After a three-month search and recruitment process, Geary was appointed June 28, 2011 to fill the role of the Districtandamp;#8217;s retiring 20-year veteran manager, Rick Lierman. Geary is a registered professional engineer and earned an MS degree in civil engineering. He served the Northstar Community Services District as their director of public works since 2005, and worked for the North Tahoe Public Utility District for six years as their chief engineer.The Districtandamp;#8217;s Board of Directors agreed that Gearyandamp;#8217;s education, experience and personality align him well to successfully perform the suite of duties and responsibilities required of the general managerandamp;#8217;s position. Geary is confident his skill set can facilitate the Boardandamp;#8217;s mission to serve the Squaw Valley community and the Districtandamp;#8217;s customers with efficiency, transparency and accountability. Geary brings more than 10 years of management experience in special district operations and public infrastructure project delivery with an emphasis on municipal water and sewer systems, as well as a good understanding of public utility asset management and capital replacement planning. Along with managing several operational departments, Geary oversaw the recent water, sewer and road improvements at Northstar as well as expansion, replacement and rehabilitation projects in Tahoe Vista and Kings Beach. Geary holds operator certifications in water treatment and distribution and has completed specialized administration and finance training with the Special District andamp; Local Government Institute. He lives in Truckee with his wife and their three children.Gearyandamp;#8217;s goals and vision for the District include: andamp;#8226; Provide water, sewer and fire protection services in an environmentally sensitive and cost-effective manner at service levels that ensure public health and safety.andamp;#8226; Successfully manage the communityandamp;#8217;s assets and financial resources so the systems delivering services can meet current and future demands and expectations.andamp;#8226; Balance the protection and enhancement of the natural environment with support of the valleyandamp;#8217;s economic vitality.andamp;#8226; Understand, anticipate and respond to the Districtandamp;#8217;s customersandamp;#8217; needs in a professional, prompt, and efficient manner.andamp;#8226; Maintain a progressive organizational culture that leverages employee resources, and identifies and implements technologies and tools that improve operations and realize efficiencies.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com