Dennis B. Porter, P.E.
Director of Utility Services
Dennis Porter joined the city of Henderson as Project Engineer in 1993 and became Assistant Director of Utility Services in June 2001. He was named Acting Director of Utility Services in January 2006 and became the department's Director in April 2006. The Department of Utility Services is responsible for all facets of water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services for the city.
Under Porter's leadership, the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility was awarded the 2011 - 2012 Project of the Year by the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers, Southern Nevada Chapter. In addition, the department was recognized by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies with the 2010 Platinum Award for Utility Excellence and the city's Kurt R. Segler Water Reclamation Facility has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies with the Platinum Peak Performance Award for four years in a row (2008 - 2011).
Dennis earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from New Mexico State University. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Nevada and a Registered Professional Sanitary Engineer in Arizona. From 1988 to 1993, he served as a Project Manager/Engineer for Wilson & Company in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dennis Porter's professional affiliations include the Nevada Water Resources Association, the Colorado River Water Users Association, the American Water Works Association, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the WateReuse Association and the Multi-State Salinity Coalition.