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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coralville Hires New Community Development Director and Water Department Superintendent


The City of Coralville has hired two new staff persons at the department head level: David Johnson as Community Development Director and Matt Gilmore as Water Department Superintendent.   

Community Development Director David Johnson
As the Community Development Director, Johnson will be responsible for a variety of areas in planning, zoning, building code inspection, and code compliance, as well as community development plans and land use ordinances.  Johnson will oversee personnel responsible for rental and building inspections; he will also staff the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment.   

Johnson has over 18 years of experience in community planning, development, and management.  Most recently, he served as the building services manager for the City of Dubuque, where he previously served as an assistant planner.  Johnson has a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Truman School of Public Affairs in Columbia, Missouri, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Iowa.  He will begin work in Coralville on April 1 and replaces Building Official Jim Kessler.
David JohnsonCommunity Development Director David Johnson

Water Department Superintendent Matt Gilmore
As the Water Department Superintendent, Gilmore is responsible for directing the operations, personnel, and all other functions of the Water Department, including the water treatment plant, elevated storage tanks, and the water distribution system.

Gilmore has nearly ten years of experience in water treatment, distribution, and operations. Since 2016, he has worked for US Water as a manager and operator for the City of Grimes water plant.  Prior to that, he worked for the City of Perry for five years as a water treatment and distribution operator.  Gilmore has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University, Associate of Arts degree from Des Moines Area Community College, and earned a Water Environmental Program-Water Treatment Technology Certificate from Des Moines Area Community College.  Gilmore began work in Coralville in January and replaces Water Department Superintendent Kevin Callahan.    
Matt GilmoreWater Department Superintendent Matt Gilmore

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