Meet the Team

Steve Baldante 2022Steve has served as the Department of Public Works Director since February 2022, previously serving as the Manager of Municipal Properties. 

Stephen Baldante

DPW Director

Jason Deman 2022Jason has been working in the water and sewer field since 2001.  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, D-4 Waterworks Operator License and is the 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

Jason Hefner 2022Jason started his public works career with Auburn Hills in May of 2014.  Since that time, he has served in various roles in our Grounds, Facilities, Water, Sewer, Fleet and Roads Divisions. He has obtained a diverse skillset that includes forestry, electrical, water distribution, sewer maintenance, MISSDIG staking, meter maintenance, construction inspections and snow removal. Now, as the Manager of Fleet and Roads, he is responsible for the maintenance and acquisition of fleet, and the short and long-term maintenance of the City roadways and rights-of-way. He carries with him a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from Wayne State University, and an S-1 Drinking Water Operator License. He has received certifications from MISSDIG for utility locating, NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) for pipeline assessments, ASSE International (American Society of Inspectors of Plumbing and Sanitary Engineers) for backflow testing and has obtained a Class A Underground Tank Operator certification through the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Jason also currently serves as the City of Auburn Hills liaison to the Oakland County Federal Aid Committee (FAC).

Jason Hefner
Manager of Fleet & Roads

Tim Wisser 2022Tim has served as the Manager of Municipal Properties since February 2022. 

Tim Wisser
Manager of Municipal Properties