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Peoria Appoints Water Services Director

Post Date:06/03/2019

In May 2019, Cape Powers was named the new director for Water Services Department where he will oversee more than 90 employees and a $38 million budget for the city of Peoria.

“Cape’s extensive knowledge in the construction and utilities industries has been a huge asset to Peoria,” said Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne. “We are happy to have him join our leadership team.”

Prior to this appointment, Powers was Peoria’s Water Services Planning Operations Manager where he led daily operations, including maintenance, billing, and customer service. As the new director, Powers will also be overseeing regulatory compliance, water rights, planning efforts water and wastewater operations, and sustainability programs.

“I am thrilled to be selected as Peoria’s Water Services Director and I am look forward to leading a team of outstanding individuals who provide superior service to residents on a daily basis,” said Powers.

Before joining the city of Peoria, Powers was the vice president of construction and utilities for a private land development firm, engineering manager for the city of Bellingham in Washington, and project manager for an engineering consulting firm. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. Powers is also a licensed professional engineer in both Arizona and Washington, a member of the American Water Works Association and a past president of five homeowners’ associations and two non-profits for community enhancement and arts.