Meet the Team

Ron-WebsiteRonald is the Director of the Department of Public Works (DPW), responsible for leading the long-term and day-to-day operation and maintenance of the public infrastructure including roads, fleet, water, sewer, storm drains, parks, grounds, and facilities.  Ron possesses an Associate in Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Public Administration.  He holds an S-1 and D-3 Certification as a Water Works Operator from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  He is currently the Chairperson of the North Oakland County Water Authority, a member of the American Public Works Association and American Water Works Association.  Ron is a graduate of the Michigan Public Service Institute at Central Michigan University and attended the Leading, Educating, and Developing Program conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.  He has thirty-two years of public works management experience.

Ronald Melchert  
Director of Public Works

Jason-WebsiteJason has been working in the water and sewer field for 19 years.  He started his career in Washington Township and eventually worked his way to a full-time position with the City of Auburn Hills in 2005.  In 2019 he was promoted to his current position within the DPW.  Jason has a great amount of experience with the water and sewer distribution systems for the City. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Oakland University with a major in Management, and minors in MIS and POM. He carries a S-1 Waterworks Operator License and is the alternate board member on behalf of the City for the North Oakland County Water Authority (NOCWA).

Jason is a born and raised Michigander, now residing in nearby Rochester Hills.  He enjoys his family, which includes his wife Jacquelyn and his two children Isaac and Isabelle.  He also enjoys sports and staying active in athletics.  He officiates baseball during the spring and summer every year because of his long-standing love of the game.

Jason Deman

Manager of Public Utilities