"I'm excited to work with the cities and customers we serve and our partner agencies," Delight said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing our asset management efforts to make sure we replace infrastructure at the right time to ensure we are using ratepayers' funds wisely."
Delight is taking over from Judy Zavadil, who retired from the position last month, after serving as acting engineering services director since Dec. 7. According to the district, the engineering services director is responsible for planning, permitting, capital improvements, asset management, and clean water and water conservation programs.
General Manager Dan McIntyre said he looks forward to "the continuing success of the Engineering Department under Steve's leadership," and added that Delight "is familiar with all aspects of the district's engineering activities."
Previously a principal engineer and supervisor of the district's Capital Improvement Program Division, Delight joined DSRSD in 2000 and "has a wide array of experience managing many capital projects."
A licensed professional engineer, Delight holds bachelor and master degrees in civil engineering from California State University, Chico, and San Jose State University, respectively.
The East Bay Regional Park District's new public website was unveiled last month, and features upgrades aimed at improving accessibility and transparency.
Officials launched the new site on Dec. 20, and said it is part of the district's vision to provide "an extraordinary and well-managed system of open space parkland in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, which will forever provide the opportunity for a growing and diverse community to experience nature nearby."
Users can expect increased accessibility and to find information more easily on the website, along with a tool that can quickly translate information into 17 languages.
To learn more, visit www.ebparks.org.
Dublin residents can still make arrangements for a holiday tree pickup by local Boy Scouts Troop 905 on Saturday. Reservations are required for pickup on Jan. 8, as well as a $10 donation per tree. For more information, visit dublintroop905.org.
Amador Valley Industries will also collect holiday trees from customers on their regular service day, from Jan. 10 to 21.
StopWaste is reminding people to "tree-cycle responsibly" by removing all tinsel, decorations, stands, and lights before putting their trees out for curbside pickup.