DAVID HOPKINS - MEMBER OF THE BOARD
David Hopkins was appointed to the Easton Suburban Water Authority Board in 2014. Mr. Hopkins is currently the Director of Public Works for the City of Easton where he has served in this capacity since 2004. The Easton Public Works Department is the City's largest agency with over 100 full and part-time employees that provide a diverse array of services including engineering, highways, traffic signals, parks, youth recreation, public buildings, wastewater treatment, wastewater collections, trash and recycling.
Prior to being employed with the City, Mr. Hopkins was a Regional Operations Manager for Earth Tech, Inc. where he specialized in the design, construction, and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Mr. Hopkins has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Kean University.
Mr. Hopkins is dual licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for Water Treatment and Distribution as well as Wastewater Treatment and Collections System Operations. He has extensive experience in plant operations for both drinking water and wastewater facilities and has had the opportunity to manage a variety of different types of facilities. During the consolidation of the City's water system into the Easton Suburban network, David played a leading role on Easton's transition team to negotiate the current 25-year lease agreement.
Mr. Hopkins is a member of the board of the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority and current Chairman of its Engineering Committee. He is active in the American Public Works Association, the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operator's Association, and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Mr. Hopkins is also an active volunteer with many community organizations and enjoys being involved with the Easton Pack 3 Scouts. David and his family reside in Easton.