Ottawa County is pleased to announce that Paul Klimas has been hired as Ottawa County’s Innovation & Technology Director.
Klimas has over 30 years of experience in the tech industry working in both the private and public sectors, most recently as the IT Director for the City of Grand Rapids.
“I love the lakeshore and am excited to be working in and for Ottawa County,” Klimas said.
Klimas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He will begin has duties for the County on July 1. Paul started his IT career in programming, then moved to GIS, progect management and finally, IT Management. “IT is always evolving quickly. I love learning and being challenged,” said Klimas.
Klimas grew up in the Chicago area and has lived in both California and Ohio. In 2000, he took a position for the City of Grand Rapids. Klimas lives in West Michigan with his wife of 33 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.
“Paul’s extensive background in Innovation & Technology coupled with his leadership roles made him the best candidate for the job,” said John Shay, Deputy County Administrator.