Castle Rock hires new utilities director

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Castle Rock welcomed a new utilities director in the form of Mark Marlowe, who was selected from among 55 applicants.

As director, Marlowe will preside over the town’s water, wastewater and storm water divisions. He will also oversee Castle Rock’s long-term water efforts

Marlowe has more than 15 years of experience in utilities, including 10 years at his most recent post with Dalton Utilities in Georgia. He most recently served as senior vice president over water, wastewater and storm water services, according to a press release announcing his arrival.

He began work the last week of March and will be joined in Castle Rock after the end of the school year by his wife and two children.

“Laura and I cannot wait to get involved in the Castle Rock community,” Marlowe said.

Marlowe will serve town council as it continues to pursue its long-term water options, including review of the WISE agreement. He has previously worked on cooperative water issues as chairman of the North Georgia Water Resources Partnership. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds bachelor’s degrees in math, Russian and civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering.

“Mark is intelligent and detail-oriented, yet very comfortable with the big picture,” said Mark Stevens, town manager. “He is engaging, a strong communicator and a quick study. We are confident he will be able to hit the ground running.”

Marlowe replaces Ron Redd, who in December 2012 took the job as manager of the Parker Water & Sanitation District, after 11 years as Castle Rock’s utilities director.

Marlowe was scheduled to be formally introduced as utilities director at the April 2 town council meeting. Learn more about Castle Rock water and utilities at www.crgov.com/water.

 

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