Bernie Schroeder, City of Auburn Director of Planning and Public Works, and Dan Rich, “Elements/results of the recently completed project benefiting water quality in the Auburn Ravine,”
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bernardine (Bernie) Schroeder is the Planning and Public Works Director responsible for the services provided by the City’s Community Development, Building, Code Enforcement and Public Works Departments. After spending decades working for Auburn Bernie truly knows the importance of effectively communicating with the public, streamlining processes as much as possible and completing capital projects.
Roots in construction, Bernie became the Director of Public Works in 2010 has been instrumental in multiple storm drain and street improvement projects including the School Park Preserve, Auburn Streetscape located in Auburn’s Central Square and multiple waste water treatment plant upgrades and collection system projects. In 2014, the Community Development and Public Works Departments consolidated with Bernie as its director. This has resulted in significant costs savings and allowed the departments to work together more cohesively.
Bernie is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied at the Mackay School of Mines majoring in Geology. Immediately out of college she worked as a Geologist in a private firm but soon returned to her hometown of Auburn and began her thirty-two years of service with the City. She is dedicated to the community and passionate about her role in sustaining Auburn’s high quality of life.
Dan Rich has twenty-five years of experience in planning, designing, and construction of wastewater treatment systems. He specializes in tertiary treatment, nutrient removal, and water recycling. He has served as Project Manager for over twenty sewer master plans and twelve wastewater treatment plant designs for cities across California.
Dan is a Vice President at Nexgen Utility Management which specializes in water and wastewater management for cities in California. He is a licensed professional engineer and has a Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering from UC Davis. In his spare time, Dan serves as an elected Director of the San Juan Water District which provides treated water to 300,000 people in Placer