GLENDALE—On Tuesday June 3, the Glendale City Council confirmed the appointment of Roubik Golanian as the Director of Public Works effective July 1, 2014. Golanian has provided dedicated service to the Glendale community for 14 years through the positions of Senior Civil Engineer, City Engineer, and most recently, Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer. Before Golanian’s tenured career in Glendale, he served the City of Ceres as the Engineering Technician and the City of Fresno as a Project Engineer and Supervising Engineer.
“Roubik has demonstrated strong leadership skills, implemented programs, and overseen projects that have been recognized by many local and state organizations,” said City Manager Scott Ochoa. “His years of experience in the field have prepared him to take the Public Works Department into the future.”
Golanian will replace former Director Stephen Zurn who served in the dual capacity of Director of Public Works and General Manager of Glendale Water & Power since September 18, 2012. Zurn will continue to serve as the General Manager of Glendale Water & Power.
Roubik Golanian earned his Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Civil Engineering from City University in London and his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University in Burbank.
Glendale’s Public Works Department’s service encompasses 350 miles of streets; 360 miles of sewers; 47,000 parkway trees; 3,686 storm catch basins within the City of Glendale’s boundaries; 52 debris basins; 30 miles of alleys; 50 multi-space parking meters and 1,870 single space parking meters; 40,000 signs; and 234 traffic signals and 35 flashing beacons. Public Works also maintains the City’s 600 miles of curb, including street sweeping, curb making, and curb and gutter repair.