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After 6 months on the Job it’s time to meet, Steve Dush, the City of Imperial Beach Community Development Director and Assistant City Manager

Jan 07, 2016 02:59PM ● By Paul Spear

After 6 months on the Job it’s time to meet, Steve Dush, the City of Imperial Beach 

 Community Development Director and Assistant City Manager. 

After 6 months on the job and recently missing his presentation to the Imperial Beach South Bay Kiwanis, I decided it was time that the community got to meet Steve Dush the City of Imperial Beach Assistant City Manager to Andy Hall and our Community Development Director.

Steve started working for the City of Imperial beach on June 22 and took over for the often embattled Greg Wade. Steve comes to Imperial Beach after 2 years as the Planning and Development Director in Gainesville, Florida. He has a wife of 21 years and 2 children. A boy He has a Boy who is 12 and a girl who is 16. Before Gainesville, Steve worked in Ft Collins, Colorado, a fast growing city about an hour or so north of Denver, Colorado.

So far, what Steve really like about Imperial Beach and the job is dealing with the people in the community In interviewing Steve, he seemed very loose and relaxed and happy. He says he and his family really love and getting out and doing outdoor activities in our great weather and enjoying the world class beach here in IB.

As the Assistant City Manager and Community Development Director he is involved in projects with Andy Hall and other city officials on projects such as the Breakwater Development which he said he expects to see some activity there around the first quarter of 2016. He is also involved with the 13th Street Project and Bayshore Bikeway which just broke ground at 13th Street and Grove Avenue. Also Bernardo Shores, the Multi-Family Housing Project which will is around 6th St and the Silver Strand.

What Steve like most about his work the variety of things he gets to do and the people he gets to meet while on the job and the friendships he has made. He wants the people of Imperial Beach to know that he is always available to them!

I found Steve to be very pleasant and very easy to work with and I believe with his experience and enthusiasm that he is going to do an excellent job for our community of Imperial Beach!

Steve did have one last remark to make at the end of the interview, Go Corn Huskers! Who did end up beating UCLA, my team since I was a kid as my mom graduated from UCLA. Well, no one’s perfect. We'll have to get that corrected. :)

I hope you enjoy getting to meet Steve as much as I did!

Paul Spear, Editor
Dig Imperial Beach


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