Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Water Board Approves New Leadership at DWSD

Earlier this morning, the Board of Water Commissioners approved the appointment of Gary Brown to serve as Director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Mr. Brown will replace Sue McCormick, who was appointed in November, 2011 to lead the Department. 

Mr. Brown currently serves as Group Executive of Operations for the City of Detroit. He previously served on the Detroit City Council and was a member of the "Root Cause" Committee created by Judge Sean Cox in 2011.

The Board of Water Commissioners also confirmed the appointment of  Palencia Mobley, P.E. to serve as Deputy Director and Chief Engineer.  Ms. Mobley currently serves as Transition Manager for DWSD, a position she's held since December, 2014.  

Prior to entering government service, Ms. Mobley worked as a Project Engineer for two private engineering firms -- Malcom Pirnie (now part of Arcadis) and Tetra Tech. Ms. Mobely has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Univ of Michigan, 2001), and a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Wayne State Univ, 2004). She is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan since 2006.  Click here for Ms. Mobely's complete professional profile. 

Mayor Mike Duggan recommended the appointment of Mr. Brown and Ms. Mobley in a September 21, 2015 letter to the Board of Water Commissioners

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