Mayor Dean Vonderheide Appoints Robert Young as New General Manager of Utilities

Mayor Dean Vonderheide announces the appointment of Rob Young as the City's new General Manager of Utilities replacing Bud Hauersperger who had earlier submitted his retirement date of June 28, 2024. Rob will begin his employment on June 3, 2024, and will spend several weeks working closely with Bud. 

Rob Young is a seasoned professional with years of experience in operations management and leadership. He brings a proven track record of success in project management, budgeting, and strategic planning. Rob comes to the city with his MBA from Ball State University. He has been involved in the community with Junior Achievement, Jasper Junior Football, and other activities for local youth. 

“I am thrilled to welcome Rob Young to our team,” said Mayor Dean Vonderheide. “His expertise in project management and strategic planning will be instrumental in maintaining and improving our city's infrastructure. Rob will work to prepare our community for future growth and improved effectiveness.