Public Works Director David Hertzberg recently announced Dan Johnson, PE, CFM,
as the Assistant Director of Public Works- Engineering. As assistant, his
duties will include plan reviews for new development, capital improvement
project management, annual maintenance, and system rehabilitation projects.
worked for the City for the past 12 years as the storm water and sanitary sewer
system engineer. During his career with the City, Johnson has managed the storm
water capital improvement program voters approved in 2001 and 2011. Johnson has
also been the design engineer and project manager for several sanitary sewer
projects as well as transportation enhancement projects that include
bike/pedestrian trails and street-scaping in downtown Joplin. Prior to
this, he spent nine years working for the Ritchie Corporation of Wichita, Kansas for nine years.
has a great deal of experience and knowledge, and is well-rounded in public
works project management,” said Hertzberg. “Having served at the City for the
past 12 years, he is very familiar with the projects in all of our areas,
including capital improvements and disaster recovery. He will be a valuable
asset to the management of the department.”
a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla
(now the Missouri University of Science and Technology). He received his
Associate’s Degree from Crowder College in Neosho Missouri/
He is a
registered professional engineer in the State of Missouri and a member of Missouri
Society of Professional Engineers, Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association,
and American Public Works Association, and Water Environment Federation.
He moved into
this new position on June 20. Johnson was born in Concord, California and
raised in southwest Missouri.