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City of Riverview Announces Leadership Team Changes

Dobek named Assistant City Manager; and, Jeff Kugelman selected Sales & Marketing Manager

Riverview, MI. (February 2020) – After an extensive recruitment process, the City of Riverview has chosen Jeff Dobek as its next Assistant City Manager.

In his new role, Dobek will be responsible for the City’s business enterprise operations – including Riverview Land Preserve and Riverview Highlands Golf Course, proposed real estate development for city-owned properties, investment appraisal and more. Previously, Dobek served as the Director of Golf, Parks, and Recreation for the City of Taylor for nearly 10 years.

“With more than 25 years of financial and operations management experience, Jeff brings much expertise to his position,” said Douglas Drysdale, City Manager of Riverview. “We have specifically charged Jeff with directing all things that relate to the Land Preserve and that includes operations as well as community relations. While operating a safe landfill under the strictest state and federal standards, Jeff will be interacting and communicating with our neighboring communities. It’s a new year, and we’re excited to have new passionate leadership in Jeff Dobek and Jeff Kugelman.”

Jeff Kugelman joined the City of Riverview as Sales & Marketing Manager in mid-2019. In his new position, Kugelman will rely on two decades of industry experience working for some of the nation’s most recognized consumer packaged goods companies; The Coca-Cola Company, and the Wrigley-MARS Company, working in sales, brand marketing, management, and operations capacities.

Dobek and Kugelman are active in the community and have already started strengthening community partnerships and opening lines of communications. Dobek said, “I’m excited about this new position. Working with local communities and helping them understand the operations and local infrastructure benefits of a modern-day landfill – such as the engineering marvels – is equally important to me as ensuring the environmental integrity of our natural resources. During my first few months in the new position I concentrated on improving operations, and now I’m eager to interact with our Downriver citizens and be a good neighbor.”

Since joining the City, Dobek updated Riverview Land Preserve’s working business model while emphasizing strict operating procedures to meet, and exceed, EPA regulations to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. He has encouraged and facilitated all employees working together through scheduled communicated procedures resulting in measurable outcomes in productivity and compliance. Additionally, Dobek has spearheaded important capital investments in equipment such as a BOMAG Compactor, Liebherr Loader and Liebherr Bulldozer to support operations in 2020 and beyond.

Dobek continued, “Downriver citizens can expect to see more communications about the Land Preserve in the coming months … they will likely see a newsletter, educational events in partnership with schools hosted at the Land Preserve and even social media activity.”

Dobek is a Certified Public Accountant – State of Michigan, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In 1987, he graduated from the United States International University in San Diego, California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Kugelman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan in 1995.

“The City is pleased to bring Jeff Dobek and Jeff Kugelman on board. They each bring reputations of integrity, collaboration and community orientation to our city management. These two gentlemen will be very present in the Downriver communities,” said Drysdale.

To learn more about the City of Riverview, it’s leadership and current happenings, visit cityofriverview.com.

Contact: Contact Douglas Drysdale at 734.281.4201 [email protected]