The City of Delta hosted a meet-and-greet for the three finalists for city public works/utilities director. A fourth was invited, but declined due to the fires burning in the vicinity of his home in Santa Rosa, Calif.
The other three applicants had an opportunity to introduce themselves, then answer questions from the audience, which consisted largely of city council and city staff members.
Betsy Suerth currently resides in Glenwood Springs. She has seven years of industrial engineering experience and for 13 years served in the public sector as a public works director and town administrator, most recently in Garfield County. Suerth earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering, and a master's in engineering management. She applied for the position in Delta because of all her work experiences, she has most enjoyed public works in a municipal setting. She said she believes she's a good fit for Delta because of her strong engineering and technology background.
Terry Weter currently resides in Phoenix, Ariz. He has served the public sector for over 25 years as public works director and assistant town manager, most recently in the City of Dixon, Ill. Weter earned a bachelor of science degree in public administration and an associate of arts degree in civil engineering technologies. Wherever he's worked, Weter said he's been able to reduce budgets and improve efficiencies.
Joe Wilson is a resident of Edwards and has nine years of general management experience in Cordillera. He served in the U.S. Air Force holding equivalent positions as director of public works, city engineer and infrastructure/utilities director. Wilson earned a bachelor of science degree in physics, a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, a master of science in administration and a doctorate of management. He said he would bring to Delta a strong technical, managerial and leadership background.
The successful applicant will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Glammeyer. That individual will be responsible for filling another vacancy, that of city engineer.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.