South Bend Tribune (Indiana)
BYLINE: South Bend Tribune Report
SOUTH BEND – A new city engineer started working for South Bend on Monday.
Michael Mecham has 15 years of experience as a city engineer in Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to an announcement from the mayor’s office.
He will be paid a salary of $94,000 to lead the Department of Public Works’ engineering division.
Mecham earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Brigham Young University and began his career in Roosevelt, Utah, with USDA Soil Conservation Services. As a civil engineer for the agency, he developed computer models for water distribution, sewer collection, storm water and flood plain models.
Four years later, he moved to Salem, Ore., to perform similar duties.
In 1996, he was appointed assistant director of public works for Logan, Utah, where he reviewed and approved more than 40 subdivisions as well as several commercial and industrial developments.
Mecham later worked as city engineer and interim public works director in Bremerton, Wash., where he developed new codes and engineering standards to keep the city up to date in regulating public works activities.
South Bend’s previous city engineer, Carl Littrell, retired at the end of last year.
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