Chelsea Solomon has been selected as Georgetown’s new Director of Water Utilities, following the retirement of Glenn Dishong in December. After an extensive, nationwide search, Solomon was selected from several qualified applicants to serve in the role. Solomon previously served as manager of the control center, which monitors and controls the City’s water and electric infrastructure 24 hours a day.
Solomon has worked for the City since 2014 when she was hired as a utility engineer. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She brings more than 19 years of water infrastructure engineering experience in the public and private sectors. She holds a professional engineer certification from the State of Texas and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.
“As a Georgetown resident and member of the team, I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done in the control center, and I’m excited to bring my experience and passion to this new role,” Solomon said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to grow the Water Utility’s services and employees so we can serve Georgetown residents as efficiently as possible.”
Solomon will oversee a dynamic water utility that currently spans a more than 440-square-mile service area and more than 43,000 water accounts. She will focus on providing excellent service delivery with a team of 77 employees, while addressing the construction of more than $175 million of infrastructure during the next five years to address current and expected growth. She will be working with the City Council, city management, and the Brazos River Authority on long-range water supply planning.
“Chelsea has been an integral member of our team from her first day with the City, and we’re honored to have her as the Water Utility’s new leader,” City Manager David Morgan said. “Her technical expertise along with her dedication to employee development and customer satisfaction will be extremely valuable as we ensure the Water Utility addresses growth and long-term water planning needs.”
Prior to serving Georgetown, Solomon worked in the private sector, designing water and wastewater projects for public utilities, most notably for the City of Austin and the San Antonio Water System.