City of Toledo Announces Retirement of Public Utilities Director Ed Moore

Friday, February 16, 2024

After more than three decades of service to the City of Toledo, Public Utilities Director Ed Moore has announced his retirement, effective April 1, 2024.

"It has been an honor to serve the residents of Toledo for the past 31 years," said Mr. Moore. "I am grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to the advancement and success of our city's public utilities department."

Mr. Moore's journey with the City of Toledo began in November 1992 as a Utility Worker at Streets, Bridges & Harbor. He ascended through various executive positions, including Commissioner of Sewers, Commissioner of Streets, Bridges & Harbor, Commissioner of Engineering Services, Director of Public Service, and ultimately, Director of Public Utilities. His tenure spanned seven mayoral administrations, a testament to his adaptability, leadership, and enduring impact on the city's infrastructure and public services.

Mr. Moore plans to use retirement as an opportunity to travel and enjoy time with family. He will continue to serve the City of Toledo in an advisory role to ensure the success of the regional water commission, the improvements to the wastewater treatment plant, and the other important work of the Public Utilities Department.

The City of Toledo will commence a national search for a new director to lead the Public Utilities Department. To attract top talent, the salary range for the position will be increased to ensure competitiveness in the recruitment process.

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz expressed gratitude for Mr. Moore's decades of service, saying, "Ed Moore's dedication to public service has left an indelible mark on the City of Toledo. His leadership and expertise have been instrumental in advancing our infrastructure and ensuring the delivery of essential services to our residents. We thank him for his tireless efforts and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement."

Director of Public Utilities Ed MooreActing Director of Public Utilities Doug Stephens

In light of Mr. Moore's retirement, the City of Toledo will appoint Doug Stephens as Acting Director of the Department of Public Utilities. Mr. Stephens, a seasoned Professional Engineer, brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously served as Deputy Director of Public Utilities until 2021, when he assumed leadership of the newly established Toledo Department of Transportation (TDOT).

"Doug Stephens' proven track record of leadership and his extensive background in engineering makes him the ideal candidate to lead our Public Utilities Department during this transition," stated Mr. Moore. "I have full confidence in his ability to continue the department's legacy of excellence."

In conjunction with Mr. Stephens' appointment, Commissioner of Road and Bridge Maintenance Jeremy Mikolajczyk will assume the role of Acting Director of TDOT.

The City of Toledo extends its heartfelt gratitude to Ed Moore for his decades of service and wishes him a fulfilling retirement. Under the leadership of Acting Director Doug Stephens and Acting Director Jeremy Mikolajczyk, the city looks forward to building upon the foundation laid by Mr. Moore and remains committed to delivering exceptional public utility services to its residents.

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