GWP Staff & Divisions



Steve Zurn - General Manager

Mr. Zurn has worked for the City for over 27 years, spending most of his career in the Public Works Department where he held a variety of administrative positions and was appointed Director of Public Works in 2003.  In 2012 he was appointed General Manager of Glendale Water and Power overseeing all aspects of this full service utility.  Steve graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and from California State University Long Beach with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Contact SZurn@GlendaleCA.GOV


Ramon Abueg - Chief Assistant General Manager - Electric & Water

Mr. Abueg has been with the Department since 2003. Mr. Abueg is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the electric distribution system and fiber optics backbone system. He is also the Compliance Officer responsible for ensuring that the departments meet the reliability standards by NERC and WECC to prevent outages in the bulk electric system. He is a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California and holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical and electronics engineering and a master of business administration. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Abueg served as the Assistant Director of Engineering & Operations of the City of Vernon Utilities Department for seven years.

Contact / (818) 548-3297



April Fitzpatrick - Deputy General Manager

Ms. Fitzpatrick has worked for the City for over 24 years spending the majority of her career in Finance and in the Public Works Department as the Deputy Director. In July 2014 she joined the Glendale Department of Water & Power serving as the Deputy General Manager responsible for overseeing Administration, Utility Finance, Customer Service, Conservation & Utility Modernization, Environmental Affairs, Legislation, & Warehouse. April graduated from California State University Northridge with a Degree in Economics and from Woodbury University with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership..



Glendale Water & Power Department’s Operations

  • Administrative Services Division
  • Electrical Services Division
  • Water Services Division
  • Power Supply and Management Division
  • Customer Services Division
  • Conservation and Utility/Business Modernization Division