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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Announcing New Leadership for City Services

Matt Zurbriggen 2023

The City of Valparaiso has announced new leadership for the Valparaiso City Services division, which provides comprehensive services, including water, wastewater, streets, solid waste, recycling collection and snow removal. Matt Zurbriggen has been named Deputy Director for Valparaiso City Services and Katie Travis has been named Public Works Manager, announced Steve Poulos, Executive Director for Valparaiso City Services.


“The merger of our public works and utilities departments into Valparaiso City Services has resulted in many efficiencies that benefit our community. These new leadership additions further advance the quality and efficiency for the future,” said Mayor Matt Murphy. 


Matt Zurbriggen formerly served as the Deputy Engineering Director for the City of Valparaiso. He has 10 years of engineering experience in both the private and public sectors and has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Trine University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has been a part of the leadership team at Valparaiso City Services for more than two years. 


Katie Travis formerly served as Business Operations Manager for Valparaiso City Services and has more than six years of experience with the department. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University. 


“Both Matt and Katie have demonstrated experience and leadership. Together the City Services team is committed to providing reliable, sustainable and efficient services for our growing community,” said Poulos. To learn more about Valparaiso City Services, visit


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