Tim Dahl was ratified on Tuesday, May 22 as the director of the Public Works Department by the Board of County Commissioners.
Dahl has worked in the public works department for nearly 20 years, and has served as acting public works director since November 2017.
Dahl, who will answer directly to the county manager, is responsible for organizing, directing and coordinating several divisions within Public Works, including maintenance for 2,883 miles of county road, solid waste treatment, fleet maintenance and oversight of the airports in Gabbs, Tonopah and Beatty.
"The Department of Public Works is committed to delivering to our residents the most effective and efficient service in the areas of transportation, solid waste management, water and wastewater throughout the county," Dahl said after his ratification.
Dahl joined Nye County in September 1998 as an entry-level road maintenance worker, operating various pieces of heavy equipment for the first eight years.
In late 2006, Dahl moved to the engineering side of Public Works as an entry level Engineering Technician focused learning on-site developments. In 2009, he was promoted to an intermediate Engineering Technician, continuing to work with site developments, surveying and learning advanced engineering techniques. In 2014, Dahl was promoted to an advanced Engineering Technician, focusing on contracts, preparing bid documents, contracts, and acquiring equipment.
Dahl has managed various construction projects, including at the three airports, as well as documenting the grant process for Federal Aviation Administration at the county's airports.
Recently, he's overseen the Homestead Road project, and the recent overlay of the Bob Ruud Memorial Highway project, both of which came in under budget.
Recently, Dahl has met with Nevada Department of Transportation Officials regarding the future Interstate 11 Project planned through Nye County, and expressed citizen concerns regarding a street beautification project planned for Tonopah.
"We will use available technologies and practices, as well as highly qualified, trained, and motivated staff who strive for service excellence, customer satisfaction, fiscal responsibility and accountability," Dahl said.
Born in Seattle, Dahl spent 23 years living and working for a family construction business in Alaska before moving to Pahrump in 1998.
Dahl graduated from the Hutchinson Career Development Center in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1980.
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