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Dave Taylor named Maui Director of Water Supply, Paul Meyer named Deputy

November 29, 2010, 1:59 PM HST
* Updated November 30, 11:12 AM
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Maui Mayor-elect Alan Arakawa announced today his nomination of Maui County Wastewater Division Chief Dave Taylor as incoming director of the Department of Water Supply (DWS).   The appointment is subject to council confirmation.

Dave Taylor. Photo courtesy Mayor Elect Alan Arakawa Transition Team.

Taylor obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in civil engineering/structural analysis and design from the University of California, Berkeley.   He is currently a registered professional engineer and serves as the Wastewater Division Chief of the County of Maui, bringing experience in wastewater and recycle water infrastructure.

“I am confident that Dave’s nearly twenty years of experience in all aspects of infrastructure management, his knowledge of the many aspects and challenges of DWS, engineering background, and outstanding leadership skills are key factors in DWS’ ability to tackle everything on my long to-do list,” said Arakawa.

Arakawa also announced his appointment of Paul Meyer, principal of Meyer Associates, LLC and former executive vice president of finance for Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., as the Deputy Director of DWS for the Arakawa administration.

Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago, and an MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley.  Meyer’s experience includes management in finance, accounting systems, supervising commercial property acquisitions, development and operations, and formulating strategic and tactical plans.

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“Dave and Paul have the leadership, experience and commitment that we were looking for in these critical positions.   I am excited that bright, highly-qualified and professional individuals such as Dave and Paul will be part of our team to address the various critical issues involving our islands’ water supply,” said Arakawa.

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“Water-related issues are clearly some of the most complex challenges facing our community,” said Taylor.   “I am humbled that Mayor-elect Arakawa has chosen me to take a leadership role in working with the community and the Council to make progress in this critical area,” he said.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, Supporting information courtesy Mayor-Elect Arakawa transition team)

*** If you enjoyed this post, you may also find our story on Arakawa’s Choice for Budget Director interesting too.

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