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Louisa names Water Authority general manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2011

Contact: Amanda L. Reidelbach

Phone: (540) 223-6929

Email: areidelbach@louisa.org

LOUISA COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY NAMES FORMER CHAIR OF THE NATO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WORKING GROUP TO WATER AUTHORITY GENERAL MANAGER

LOUISA, Va. – Louisa County Water Authority Chairman James Bogdon announced today the appointment of Dean Rodgers to the position of General Manager. “We are entering a new era of compliance and leadership at the Louisa County Water Authority and have made great progress with the assistance and guidance Dale Mullen provided,” said Bogdan. “We are proud that our executive search was able to attract international-level environmental talent to continue the progress we have made so far.”

Board of Supervisors member, P.T. Spencer (Louisa) said, “It is a rare opportunity to hire an armed forces veteran like Dean.  People know and like him.  He had a distinguished military career managing environmental challenges for the Air Force and he will do a great job for the citizens of Louisa County.”

Dean Rodgers is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, and an attorney with a focus in the field of environmental law.  While serving as Senior Military Counsel and stationed at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, representatives of the 26 member NATO nations elected Rodgers to Chair the NATO Environmental Protection Working Group.

Rodgers holds a law degree from the University of Utah and a post-doctoral degree in Environmental Law from George Washington University. He is a Registered Environmental Manager, in the National Registry of Environmental Professionals.  He served as General Counsel to the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence and wrote the environmental compliance standards for the Department of Defense for overseas bases in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Turkey.

“As General Counsel to the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, and having advanced degrees in environmental law, Dean is exactly the right leader for this new era of development in the Louisa County Water Authority,” Supervisor Dan Byers (Jackson) stated.

Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman Richard L. Havasy (Green Springs) said, “Dean is a professional with a proven history of results and leadership in development of environmental standards and we are happy to have him join the water authority team. He knows the community, he knows the regulatory framework and he knows the law.”

In 1999, the Rodgers purchased farm property along the South Anna River in Quail, in the south central area of Louisa County, with plans to serve the community in which they live and develop the property for agricultural use and wildlife management.  Rodgers and his family, wife Sandra, son Brigham and daughter Nicole, settled in Louisa in July 2010. Rodgers is active with Boy Scout Troop 167 and his Louisa Church family and is excited to become more involved in the community.

Rodgers began his leadership of the Louisa County Water Authority March 1, 2011.

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