Effective July 1, Dr. Darell Zimbelman will begin serving as interim Public Works Director for the Town of Berthoud. Zimbelman will be working part-time during the months of July and August.
Zimbelman comes to the position with an impressive background. Prior to his retirement in November of 2006, Zimbelman served as chief engineer, associate general manager and treasurer of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and municipal sub-district.
As chief engineer, he was responsible for the operations and maintenance of the water collection and distribution systems while as treasurer, he was a board officer directly responsible to the directors for monitoring and overseeing the financial transactions of both districts. As associate general manager, Zimbelman was responsible for the day-to-day management of district functions, including administration, employee benefits, and computer services. He also assisted the general manager in making policy decisions in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
Zimbelman holds a Ph.D. in industrial and management system engineering from Arizona State University, and master’s degrees from Colorado State University. He is active in technical committees involved with the design and operations of water resource systems, including irrigation, hydroelectric power generation, water supply and flood control.