City of Bellevue Names Dave Goedeken as New Public Works Director

  • 27 April 2023
  • Author: Phil Davidson
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City of Bellevue Names Dave Goedeken as New Public Works Director

City Administrator Jim Ristow has announced that the City of Bellevue has hired David Goedeken for the position of Public Works Director. Mr. Goedeken will replace former Public Works Director, Doug Clark, who served in that role since January 2021, before resigning for an out of state opportunity earlier this year.

Mr. Goedeken is very familiar with the City of Bellevue and offers an extensive background in engineering and public works in both the Public and Private sectors. Dave has worked for the City of Bellevue for the last 5 months as the Manager of Engineering Services and before that had worked for the City of Bellevue for over 19 years as an Engineer, from 1988 -2007. He came back to the City of Bellevue after working for the Cities of Grand Island and Columbus as the City Engineer and Fremont, Nebraska as both the City Engineer and Public Works Director. In addition, Dave worked as a Project Manager for both Engineering Design Consultants and REGA Engineering in 2007 -2009 before continuing his career in Municipal Government. In addition to his vast amount of professional experience, Mr. Goedeken holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Mr. Goedeken is excited to step into this new role and to work with Mayor Hike and the Bellevue City Council to provide first-class and timely services to Bellevue residents. Mr. Goedeken’s extensive background within both the public and private sectors will help him work with the 150 employees of Bellevue’s Public Works Department to continue growing and improving the City of Bellevue for future generations.

Bellevue’s City Administrator Jim Ristow selected Mr. Goedeken after an extensive interview process over the last few months. Mr. Ristow said, “We are excited to have Dave as part of our Senior Leadership team and his knowledge will be particularly important as Bellevue looks to take advantage of some growth opportunities in the near future.  Although he has been here a few months we welcome him back to the Bellevue Community and we look forward to working with him in this new role.”

Mr. Goedeken will officially start as the City’s Public Works Director on May 1, 2023, and will oversee the Public Works Department which is responsible for the Streets, Parks, Recreation, Cemetery, Buildings & Grounds and Fleets Maintenance operations of the City.


For additional information about this or any other item pertaining to the City of Bellevue, please call (402) 293-3052 or via email at or visit the City website at

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