County Hires New Director of Public Works

Sandoval County is pleased to announce that Mark Hatzenbuhler has been hired as the new director for the Public Works Department.

With more than 25 years of work experience, 11 of which have been with Sandoval County, Hatzenbuhler brings a strong base of experience and knowledge to the Public Works Department. Most recently, Hatzenbuhler served as the assistant director for the department and prior to that he was the Sandoval County Fairgrounds manager, Village of Cuba Housing Authority Executive Director, served as Mayor for the Village of Cuba, filled the role of volunteer Fire Chief for the Village of Cuba, and held operations, construction and finance positions.

In addition, Hatzenbuhler has worked as a consultant where he managed highway construction projects, and owned his own software and hardware design business where he worked with national companies to create gaming and construction software. He holds a certification as an IFSAC Instructor, is certified in Landfill operations, holds a CDL, and is a certified procurement officer. He has experience with emergency vehicle operations instruction, inspections, economic development, operations, master plan development, facilities, road maintenance, construction, budgeting, accounting, grant administration, and much more.

“Mark is such an asset to the County,” said County Manager Dianne Maes. “We are so pleased that he was selected for this position and look forward to further utilizing his leadership skills and expertise as he leads our Public Works Department.”