On Wednesday, August 9, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board swore in Mr. William (Bill) R. Smith, P.E., as its newest member.
Mr. Smith was appointed by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to serve on the CFPUA Board. His term will run through 2026.
A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, Mr. Smith worked for more than 50 years as a civil engineer. Before retiring and moving to North Carolina, he was the owner and co-founder of firms in Virginia and Florida, providing services to local, state, and federal government agencies.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society of Professional Engineers and was President of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He has also served on numerous community boards and commissions, including the Hampton, Virginia, Wetlands Board, the Broward County, Florida Technical Water Advisory Board, and the St. Lucie County, Florida Planning & Zoning Board.
Mr. Smith will also serve on the CFPUA Board’s Long Range Planning Committee.