WDM Reorganization


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A brief synopsis of the January/February 2007 reorganization involving Development Services, Community and Economic Development, and Public Works, including new org charts.

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WDM Reorganization

  1. 1. City of West Des Moines <ul><li>2007 Reorganization </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>As a growing suburban community experiencing a high volume of development activity, we continue to face new challenges in West Des Moines. Our most recent effort to adapt to this change took place on January 15, when the City Council approved a reorganization of our City’s structure related to development services. This action was based on an outside, objective study aimed to improve and streamline development related functions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>This reorganization has created a more focused and responsive development review process under a new department titled Development Services. The Council also approved a search consultant to recruit a new director to oversee the department. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The reorganization complements other internal process improvements that resulted from the Development Review PAT and subsequent Kaizen events. Primary reasons for reorganization include the elucidation of vision and goals for development services in the City; consolidating responsibilities and leadership for the process; enhancing customer service; and recognition of the need for continuous improvement. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>View the following updated organizational charts for the new and changed departments to get a better idea of how the new structure will work. </li></ul>
  6. 6. West Des Moines RESTRUCTURING A-1 Development Services New Position – Vacant Community & Economic Development Clyde Evans Public Works Larry Read Water Works Jerry Stevens City Manager Jeff Pomeranz Human Resources Manager Jane Pauba Dodge Information Services Manager Darrel Greifzu Assistant City Manager (ACM) Ray Seidelman Public Services Cluster
  7. 7. West Des Moines RESTRUCTURING A-2 Exec. Secretary – Kim Taylor Development Coordinator Chris Shires City Engineer Duane Wittstock Chief Building Official Rod VanGenderen Current Planning Aaron Chittenden Jessica Clinton Linda Schemmel Lynne Twedt Development Principal Engineer Brian Hemesath Building Inspectors Senior Engineering Techs Dev Review Bob Gordon & Vacant as of 4/07 Transportation Traffic Engineer Eric Petersen Michelle Riesenberg Sign and Zoning Administrator Kevin Wilde Development Services Department (New Director Position) Development Review Team: Chair: Dev Services Director Asst. City Mgr. City Engineer Development Coordinator Fire Chief Landscape Architect – Parks Liaisons: Police, City Attorney Administrative Services Water, Sanitary Sewer
  8. 8. West Des Moines RESTRUCTURING A-3 Long Range Planners Naomi Hamlett Kara Tragesser Housing Christine Gordon Economic Development Community & Economic Development Department Clyde Evans Jo Eckert
  9. 9. West Des Moines RESTRUCTURING A-4 Construction Observation Street Maintenance Engineering Support Facility Vehicle Maintenance Engineering Division Joe Cory, Manager Operations Division Bret Hodne Utilities Sanitary & Storm Water Maintenance CIP Environment Public Works Department Larry Read Traffic Safety Jim Dickinson – Traffic Engineer Sign / Signal Maintenance