City Utilities Head to Retire

Springfield’s utility company will soon be in someone else’s hands.

City Utilities announced today that General Manager Scott Miller will be retiring at the end of 2019. His last day in the position will be December 20.

“It has been an honor to have worked with such an outstanding group of people and community. 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 said in a statement. “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.”

Miller joined CU in 2002 after working at Dayton Power & Light in Dayton, Ohio. He is credited with being a driving force being the startup of Unit 2 at the John Twitty Energy Center.

“Scott has served this community with a level of integrity and outstanding results that has prepared the utility, and this community for a successful future,” City Utilities’ Board Chair Joe Reynolds said in a statement. “Leading an electric, natural gas, water, transit and broadband utility takes a high level of skill. Scott is retiring as City Utilities enters its 75th year as a vital community asset and leaves the utility on strong financial footing with a strong and experienced leadership team.” 

CU says they have not formed a search committee for Miller’s replacement but expect to create one “in the near future.”

“The community has been very fortunate to have such a superb leader at the helm of a strong utility,” Springfield Mayor Ken McClure said in a press release. “The community-owned City Utilities is a great asset that is a true partner in the growth of the city.”