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CU GM sets retirement date

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City Utilities of Springfield’s eight-year general manager has set a retirement date for the end of the year.

Scott Miller, who was named general manager in 2011 and has worked at CU since 2002, is slated to work his last day on Dec. 20, according to a news release.

“Leading the talented employees of City Utilities has been the most enjoyable and gratifying time of my professional career, which has made the decision to retire very difficult,” Miller, 61, said in the release. “Kathy, my wife, and I look forward to spending more time with our kids and grandkids and enjoying the outdoors. We plan to continue making Springfield our home.”

Prior to becoming general manager, Miller was instrumental in the construction of the second unit at the John Twitty Energy Center, named after his predecessor. In the top job for the municipal utility company, he’s credited with:
• the addition of renewable energy sources, including a solar farm and purchased wind power, to bring CU’s renewable portfolio above 40%;
• the affirmation of CU’s AA+ long-term outstanding revenue bond rating via Standard & Poor’s; and
• the expansion of gigabit broadband service to small businesses through CU’s SpringNet division.

The 115,000-customer utility company plans to soon announce the appointment of a search committee and its process to find Miller’s successor, according to the release.

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