Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Detroit Water Board Approves Hiring of New Director, Sue McCormick

The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners earlier this afternoon  approved Mayor Bing's candidate for Director of the Water and Sewerage Department. At a Special Meeting held earlier this afternoon, the Water Board voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Sue McCormick as the new Director.  She will be paid $195,000 annually and begin work on January 2, 2012. 

According to Chris Brown, Mayor Bing's COO, Ms. McCormick was selected after considering a pool of some 85 candidates for the position.

Under the terms of the Plan of Action adopted by Judge Cox on November 4, 2011, the new Director will have broad new powers to bring DWSD back into compliance with the Clean Water Act.

DWSD has been without a permanent Director since Pamela Turner retired (or was forced out) more than 18 months ago.

The Water Board also used the occasion of the Special Meeting today to approve a one year contract with Butler Benton (B2 Advisors, LLC), who will serve as the financial advisor to the Water Board. B2 Advisors will be paid an amount not to exceed $100,000.

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