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City of West Des Moines - City Hall
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA  50265

General Information: (515) 222-3600

Hodne, Bret

  • Departments:Public Services
  • Title:Public Services Director
  • Phone:(515) 222-3536
  • Fax:(515) 222-3478
  • Email:

Photo of Bret Hodne, public Works DirectorBRET HODNE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages the Public Services Department including coordinating overall work effort, supervising subordinates, evaluating personnel needs such as training, recruitment, etc.; develops, recommends and continually analyzes the yearly departmental budget; manages and recommends Public Services programs, including establishing priorities, reviewing efficiency, analyzing new equipment and technology; prepares agenda items for City Council meetings; makes recommendations to Council and attends all Council meetings as required; coordinates problem-solving and goal achievement with other departments, outside jurisdictions and agencies; interprets codes, ordinances, specifications, policies and professional engineering services for citizens, contractors, other departments, boards and commissions; negotiates contracts and agreements for Public Services Department; supervises the department's writing of ordinances, contracts, resolutions, agreements, etc.

OTHER CITY OF WEST DES MOINES EMPLOYMENT 
• Superintendent of Public Works; 1994 to 2008 
• Crew Chief of Street Maintenance; 1994 to 1994 
• Assistant Crew Chief; 1990 to 1994 
• Equipment Operator; 1989 to 1990 

EDUCATION 
• Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa: MPA, 2014
• Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa: Bachelor of Science - Public Administration, 1993 
• Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa: Associates of Arts and Science - General Studies, 1986 

ASSOCIATIONS 
• Iowa Local Transportation Assistance Program - ISU 
• Iowa Chapter of American Public Works Association, serving as the President in 1998 
• American Public Works Association - Leadership and Management Committee
• American Public Works Association -  Winter Maintenance Sub-Committee
• American Public Works Association – Public Works Institute Review Committee 
• Iowa Winter Training Expo, serving as Chair in 1998

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