Rosemead Appoints New Director of Public Works

Rosemead Appoints New Director of Public Works
Posted on 07/30/2019

Date: July 30, 2019
Contact Person: Gloria Molleda
Title: City Manager
Phone Number: (626)569-2124

Rosemead Appoints Christopher Dasté as the New Director of Public Works

City Manager Gloria Molleda is pleased to announce and welcome Christopher “Chris” Dasté as the new Director of Public Works for the City of Rosemead.

Chris comes to Rosemead following a 33-year executive-level career in local government. Chris recently served as the Director of Recreation and Community Services in the City of Bell Gardens. With his extensive background and experience in public service, Chris has held executive management roles in several municipalities and thrives in employee management and team building. Previously, Chris worked as the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director for the cities of Burbank, Tracy, Elk Grove, and Simi Valley. He also worked as the Director of Field Services for the City of Santa Clarita where he oversaw functions that included transit, street maintenance, general facilities maintenance, environmental services, property management, and fleet services.

“I’m honored and thrilled to be able to join the team in Rosemead and help make a positive difference in the community,” Chris said. “I’m fully aware of the vital role Public Works plays in aiding the quality of life of Rosemead’s residents. I hope to continue the quality projects that the Public Works Department has implemented to help the community and assist in carrying out the vision of the City Council.”

In his new role, Chris will oversee the Public Works Department as they work to meet the objectives of the City Council. His first day in Rosemead will be August 5 and will be formally introduced at the September 10 City Council meeting.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has also dedicated his time to serve as a high school CIF football and basketball official for over 25 years. Chris is happily married to his wife Christine and has three adult children; Cody (24) who’s a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, Dillon (22), and Carly (19).