Press release from the city of Trinidad:
In a unanimous decision, the Trinidad City Council has selected Dan Berman as Trinidad City Manager to succeed Karen Suiker who is retiring. Mr. Berman has been working in coastal watershed management for the last thirteen years, including serving as the Program Director of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, and the Director of Conservation for the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District. Dan's background in water quality is a good fit for many of the significant projects underway in the City, including stormwater pollution management, water quality issues associated with septic systems, forestry and land use impacts on the Luffenholtz Creek water supply, and planning for sea level rise.
The Council is "thrilled to find someone with Dan's experience and knowledge" says Mayor Julie Fulkerson. Though a small village, Trinidad City Government is involved with countless projects and responsibilities for clean water and protection of the harbor and coastline along with basic City services. The City is engaged in over nine million dollars of recent past and current projects. Current City Manager, Karen Suiker has led the City through countless planning steps and projects over her tenure. "She has been a huge asset to the City and will be a hard act to follow." says Vice Mayor, Dwight Miller.
Dan grew up locally and has returned to serve his community. He currently lives in McKinleyville and enjoys playing music, coaching youth soccer, and riding bikes with his children. He says " I have always felt lucky to have grown up in this beautiful town. Trinidad is a truly special place, and I am honored to have the opportunity to come back home and serve the community."