GWP Staff & Divisions

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Steve Zurn - General Manager

Mr. Zurn has worked for the City of Glendale for 25 years spending his entire career in the Public Works Department in various capacities. Public Works is one of the largest operations within the City of Glendale and is comprised of eight (8) operating Divisions including Administration, Engineering, Traffic & Transportation, Fleet Maintenance, Project Management, Integrated Waste Management, Maintenance Services and Environmental Management. During this time he has held a variety of administrative positions within in the Department serving as department budget officer, project manager, special project liaison and Assistant Director/Chief Administrative Officer. In 2003 Steve was appointed Director of Public Works. Steve graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and from California State University Long Beach with a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

Contact szurn@ci.glendale.ca.us


Steve Lins, Assistant General Manager - Supply

Steve Lins - Chief Assistant General Manager - Power & Support Services

Mr. Lins is responsible for all electric generation and transmission supply to Glendale Water & Power. Mr. Lins manages all internal and external generation facilities, including a 250MW plant in the City of Glendale, and renewable energy generation located throughout the western United States. He also supervises the energy trading group and coordinates all electric, gas and water regulatory and legislative issues at FERC, the CPUC, Congress and the California Legislature. Mr. Lins also manages general legal transactional and litigation issues associated with operating a California municipal utility. Mr. Lins holds a masters of arts degree in organizational leadership from Woodbury University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. Mr. Lins received a bachelor of arts degree in management science from the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Lins is also a member of the California Bar Association.

Contact slins@ci.glendale.ca.us / (818) 548-2136


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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 rabueg@ci.glendale.ca.us / (818) 548-3297

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