The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Dave Eigenberg has accepted the position of General Manager of the NRD to replace John Turnbull who retired January 30th. Mr. Eigenberg will begin work on March 1, 2016. In the interim, Rod DeBuhr, Upper Big Blue NRD Assistant General Manager, will be assuming managerial duties until Mr. Eigenberg arrives.
Mr. Eigenberg is completing his ninth year as the Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission in Athens, Georgia. From 2003 to 2007, he was the Division Director for Agricultural Water Conservation with the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission. He spent two years as a Research Associate with Albany State University—Flint River Water Policy and Planning Center in Albany, Georgia.
Previously, Mr. Eigenberg was the General Manager of the Lower Republican NRD in Alma, Nebraska, from 1998 to 2001. He was also a University of Nebraska Extension Educator for a time, as well as an Extension Technologist for the University at Clay Center and Lincoln. Prior to his completion of his Masters Degree in Mechanized Systems Management, (Minor in Water Resources Planning and Management) at UNL, he managed the family farm near Glenvil, Nebraska. His Bachelors degree is in Agriculture, with a minor in Ag Economics.