Story originally published on November 3, 2021 by The Republic newspaper

After eight months of searching, Columbus City Utilities has appointed a new director.

The department announced Tuesday that Nashville Utility Service Board President Roger Kelso has been chosen for the position. He has more than 45 years of water and sewer industry experience, utility board members said.

“We are very excited to have Roger at the helm of Columbus City Utilities,” said Interim Director Keith Reeves in an official statement.

“His project management experience and roots in our community are an asset as we move ahead with major infrastructure improvements to our water and sewer utilities. His leadership will be key in completing the tasks ahead of us.”

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