New Utilities Director to Join City of Grand Junction

Randi Kim

Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton has appointed Randi Kim as the City of Grand Junction’s Utilities Director. Randi will begin her new role on Tuesday, January 2. She was one of 33 individuals who applied for the position during a nationwide recruitment followed by a professional assessment process.

Randi is a registered professional engineer with over 30 years of progressively responsible experience in utilities administration and infrastructure management. She is joining us from Pinellas County, Florida where she has served as the Utilities Director with oversight of a 400-person organization providing water, wastewater, and reclaimed water service. Prior to Pinellas County, Randi served as the Director of Technical Services for Hillsborough County, Florida overseeing engineering, planning, design, capital project management, and environmental compliance. She has also held a variety of leadership and technical roles over her career in the engineering and construction industry including Business Unit Leader, Regional Manager, Global Accounts Program Manager, Client Service Manager, Environmental Specialist, and Chemical Engineer. Randi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

City Manager Greg Caton states, “I am looking forward to having Randi join us. She has a top-notch skillset and diverse experience that I believe will serve Grand Junction extremely well. She will be a great addition to the strong team we already have in place.”

Randi is excited to join the City of Grand Junction and looks forward to working with the City Manager, the Utilities Department and the executive team in support of the City’s long-range future growth and development. Randi and her husband enjoy the outdoors and like to spend time fishing, biking, and taking nature walks and are looking forward to taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Grand Valley and the surrounding region.

The Utilities Department, with 71 full-time employees consists of the divisions of Water, Wastewater, Laboratory, Environmental Compliance, and Utility Billing. The Utilities Director is responsible for overseeing the activities and operations of these divisions; and coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies.

Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or 

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