Nicholas Pinhey, DPA, Public Works Specialist
Dr. Pinhey has over 33 years’ experience in the management of municipal utility and public works departments, and he has served as a Director of Public Works or Assistant Public Works Director for the majority of his career. He recently served as Interim General Manager for the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority. Dr. Pinhey has managed full-service public works departments in cities serving populations ranging in size from 45,000 to 215,000. Dr. Pinhey has experience in water and wastewater utility operation and management, has direct experience in all aspects of public works maintenance activities, and has directed engineering functions and major capital projects. He is certified by the State of California as a wastewater treatment plant operator Grade IV, surface water treatment plant operator Grade 3, and a water distribution system operator Grade 3. He is also certified as a wastewater collection systems maintenance technician Grade 3 and an environmental compliance inspector Grade 1 by the California Water Environment Association. Dr. Pinhey is also a frequent speaker at water/wastewater conferences and professional training events. He has extensive experience in the training of professional and technical competencies in public utilities. He is also an adjunct teacher in the Graduate Public Administration Program at California State University, Stanislaus.