Public Works Staff

David Herman, Public Works Director

David Herman has been employed by the City of Van Meter since November 1998.  He is a graduate of the Van Meter Schools and is a life-long resident.

David has many responsibilities as Public Works Director that include the operation of the water and sewer systems, street maintenance, maintenance of the cemetery and city parks, and oversees repairs and construction projects.

Many of these duties require continuing education through special training organizations.  David maintains a Grade I  Water Operator and Grade I Waste Water Operator Certificate.

Anyone wishing to contact David may call City Hall at 515-996-2644.


Michael Abbott, Public Works Operator

Michael Abbott of Winterset is the full time Public Works Operator as of January 2017.

Michael, a life-long resident of Winterset, resides there with his family. Outside of spending time with his family, he enjoys working on motor vehicles. 

He assists Public Works Director David Herman in the day-to-day operations of streets, water and sewer maintenance.  In addition to those duties, he helps mow the cemetery, parks and other city maintained areas.

His responsibilities are not limited to only those listed.  He will receive training in all areas of Public Works.