Public Utilities Director Tracie Davies to Depart
After almost 13 years in service
to the City of Columbus, Public Utilities Director Tracie Davies will be
leaving to accept a position as Delaware County Administrator. Her last day
with the City will be November 28.
“Tracie’s steady leadership,
especially in the midst of a global pandemic, has been critical to our growth
and success as a region,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Tracie has always put
ratepayers first, maintaining critical infrastructure and providing safe clean
drinking water and reducing our impact on the environment. I am grateful to her
for her dedication to Columbus residents and for her guidance and counsel to
As the Director of Public
Utilities, Davies worked to reduce sewer overflows and reduce the impact on
waterways. She also advanced Sustainable Columbus, playing a key role in advancing
the Mayor’s goal to make Columbus carbon neutral by 2050. Davies began her
career with the City as an assistant director of Development, then as the first
director of Building and Zoning Services. She became Director of Public Service
in 2013 before being named Director of Public Utilities in 2016.
The City will name an interim
director and launch a permanent search for her replacement before she departs.