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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Jon Snyder Named Public Works Director

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The City of Steamboat Springs announced today that Jon Snyder has been named as the new Public Works Director. Snyder was selected from a pool of 40 applicants for the position. 

“Jon stepped into the interim role without hesitation and during the interview process, emerged as the top candidate based on his experience, management and leadership qualities,” said City Manager Gary Suiter. “After a nationwide search, it’s gratifying to be able to promote from within for this key city position and is a testament to Jon and his knowledge within the field.”

Snyder has been serving as interim director since the departure of former public works director, Chuck Anderson, at the end of January 2017. Since joining the City of Steamboat Springs in 2005, he most recently held the position of Distribution & Collection Manager for the past three years and before that served as Utilities Engineer for nearly a decade.

During his tenure with the city, he has worked on a variety of capital improvement projects and reviewed an estimated 400 development applications and 900 building permit applications, including overseeing the public works aspects of the current Brynn Grey proposal.

Snyder has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.  In addition to being a licensed Colorado professional engineer, he also holds Colorado class II certifications in water distribution and sewer collection.

Prior to coming to the city and while his wife served in the U.S. Air Force, Snyder held several engineering positions including associate engineer with Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson and staff engineer with Project Solutions, both in Rapid City, South Dakota; park engineer with the National Park Service in Gulf Breeze, Florida; and, associate engineer with TransPlan Associates in Boulder, Colorado.

“I love the Yampa Valley, am passionate about the work and am truly humbled and honored by this opportunity,” said Snyder. “I am excited to continue to work to make the City of Steamboat Springs a better place.  And, to be able to do that with one of the best public works teams in Colorado is even more exhilarating.”

As director, Snyder will oversee one of the city’s largest departments comprised of Airport, Transit, Engineering, Water, Wastewater, Streets and Fleet as well as serve as City Manager Pro-Tem on occasion. He will start immediately in his new position and report directly to City Manager Suiter.

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Contacts:
Gary Suiter, City Manager – (970) 871-8240 or gsuiter@steamboatsprings.net
Jon Snyder, Public Works Director – (970) 871-8207 or jsnyder@steamboatsprings.net

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