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The Los Alamos County Council approved Tim Glasco to be the next Board of Public Utilities manager at its meeting Tuesday night.
Glasco replaces John Arrowsmith, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Approximately 25 applications from around the country were received for the Utilities Manager position. The BPU board, the council liaison, and the county administrator screened applications.
This group narrowed the applications down to five finalists, all of whom work for Los Alamos County.
Finalists included James Alarid, Steve Cummins, Philo Shelton, Robert Westervelt and Glasco.
Three different panels then interviewed the candidates. They included the Board of Public Utilities including the council liaison and county administrator; The Los Alamos County senior staff, and a panel of three Los Alamos citizens.
The appointment was the culmination of a lifelong dream for Glasco, which he formulated under the mentorship of one of his college professors.
“We talked about it a lot, and I came to the realization that this was really what I wanted was to manage a utilities department in a small town in New Mexico,” Glasco said. “So it’s kind of been in the back of my mind. Every decision I made brought me closer to that. And so, this is really quite literally the fulfillment of a lifelong career.”
Glasco has worked for the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities since 1995 and is responsible for operation of the natural gas distribution, wastewater collection and treatment and water production and distribution systems. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Microbiology and Civil Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Sanitary Engineering).
A licensed professional engineer and certified as a Level IV Wastewater and Water Systems Operator, Glasco has over 30 years of experience in municipal and public works engineering and management. He and his wife Charla moved to Los Alamos in 1990 and raised their four daughters in the Los Alamos community.A licensed professional engineer and certified as a Level IV Wastewater and Water Systems Operator, Glasco has over 30 years of experience in municipal and public works engineering and management.
He and his wife Charla moved to Los Alamos in 1990 and raised their four daughters in the Los Alamos community.