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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


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.

• 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 

• 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 

• 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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