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Mayor Appoints Emly as Chief Engineer for MSD

Monday September 24, 2012

New secretary/treasurer also named

As the Metropolitan Sewer District continues to move forward into a phased consolidation with Louisville Water, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he had appointed a new chief engineer for MSD and a new secretary/treasurer.

Steve Emly, a Louisville native and graduate of the University of Louisville Speed School, has worked at MSD since 1994. Emly has been serving as chief engineer on an interim basis since late last year.

“Steve has the background, the training, and the commitment to Louisville that we need to continue to serve residents as we improve and consolidate water services,” Fischer said. “It’s great to see him take on this role on a permanent basis.”

Emly said he was committed to continuing to provide excellent service to customers.

“I’m looking forward to helping move the agencies through our current transition,” he said. “While much has changed at MSD, our goal remains to provide a high level of customer service in our core areas of responsibility and to exceed our regulatory obligations. At the same time, we will continue to a good steward of both the environment and of our ratepayer’s dollars.”

Fischer also appointed Chad Collier, MSD’s director of finance, as the secretary/treasurer of MSD. That position had previously – for several decades – been combined with the executive-director position at MSD. But “best practice” standards include giving the finance director that role for a stronger level of accountability. Greg Heitzman, president of Louisville Water, is currently also serving as interim executive director of MSD.