Robert Goode to start role next month as Director Greg Meszaros departs.
Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk has appointed Robert Goode (pictured above) as the Interim Director of Austin Water.
Goode will begin the role April 11, 2022, following the departure of current Director Greg Meszaros, and will report to Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager for Mobility.
Goode is a veteran executive with over 37 years of City, County, and private sector experience. He most recently served as Vice President and Senior Program Manager for Lockwood, Andrews, and Newnam and had previously directed transportation and infrastructure planning departments at large entities such as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), City of Austin, City of Fort Worth, Travis County and City of Olympia, Wash.
During his 10-year career with the City of Austin, Goode served as the Assistant City Manager over the Infrastructure Services Group providing direct executive leadership and oversight over multiple departments including Austin Water Utility, Austin Resource Recovery, the Corridor Program Office, and the Public Works and Transportation Departments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho.
“Please join me in welcoming Mr. Goode back to the City of Austin in his new interim role,” said City Manager Cronk. “I will be initiating a national recruitment process to select the permanent Austin Water Director.
“I also want to thank Greg Meszaros for his many years of service and leadership. He led Austin Water with honor and distinction and will be deeply missed.”
Director Meszaros, whose last day in office will be April 8, 2022, will remain available to assist in the transition process. Meszaros has spent nearly 40 years in the profession, 15 of which were serving and leading the City’s water utility.