At its November 10 regular meeting, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board passed a resolution recognizing outgoing member Kevin O’Grady for his years of service to CFPUA and its customers.
Mr. O’Grady has served continuously on the CFPUA Board since 2014 in one of two seats reserved for a member of the Wilmington City Council. Mr. O’Grady has served as a City Councilman since 2009 but did not seek reelection in 2021.
Mr. O’Grady also served as Chairman of the CFPUA Board’s Communications and Human Resources committees.
“It is the Authority’s intent to recognize Mr. O’Grady’s support of the Authority and its employees, his representation of the citizens of the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, his dedication to the principles of water quality, affordability, sustainability, and transparency, and his belief in the Authority’s role as a steward of the natural resources of the region,” the resolution reads.
The Wilmington City Council will appoint a successor for the remainder of Mr. O’Grady’s term on the CFPUA Board, which runs until July 1, 2022.
Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the CFPUA Board heard a presentation on CFPUA’s 2021 Annual Report.
The Annual Report covers major initiatives at CFPUA in 2021, including progress on the Sweeney Treatment Enhancements Project and Kings Bluff Raw Water Transmission Main, financial assistance programs for customers, and sustainability efforts. The report also details CFPUA’s financial standing for the most recent fiscal year and includes reports from the CFPUA Board’s various committees.
The full report is available at this link.
CFPUA’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, has also been published and is available at this link.