Columbus hires new city utilities director

Columbus has a new director for the city utilities department. The utility board members approved Roger Kelso for the new role, at their meeting this week.

According to the agency, Kelso has been a consultant for Arcadis Inc. since 2015, where he advised clients on water and sewer projects. Before that he held leadership roles in several roles, including a stint as town manager for Nashville from 1995 to 2002 and as president of the Nashville Town Council.

Kelso will replace long-time director Keith Reeves, who returned to serve as interim director in April.

Kelso is a 1988 graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering.