Big Bear City Community Services District logoBig Bear, Ca, Feburary 7, 2012, 12:00pm – The Big Bear City Community Services District has a new General Manager after Monday nights meeting.  In September of last year the CSD hired Bob Murray and Associates, an executive search firm to help in the hiring process of a new GM.  The board unanimously voted yes on offering the position to Robert Hopkins, a long time manager in the North Lake Tahoe Public Utility District.  Mr. Hopkins will begin work on Monday, February 13th, and when asked about the appointment, the CSD’s new General Manager said, “I am excited to meet the citizens of the beautiful mountain community that is Big Bear City.  I look forward to starting work next week with the Big Bear City Community Services District staff and developing a positive and productive relationship with the BBCCSD Board of Directors.”  Hopkins is no stranger to the duties the CSD GM position will require of him, as he has over 10 years of experience managing all levels of sewer, water and fleet public utility operations.  In addition to his public utility experience, Hopkins also has 10 years of experience as a small business owner, and served in the United States Army Reserve Service.  Mr. Hopkins has dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Nevada at Reno.  The Board of Directors congratulates Mr. Hopkins on his selection and looks forward to working with him to achieve the goals of the District.  Board President John Green commented on the search, “After a very thorough interview process and a unanimous vote, we feel that Mr. Hopkins is a perfect fit for the General Manager position and wish him the very best in his new position.”