Hallsdale-Powell Utility District (HPUD) is now accepting applications for possible nomination as a member of the HPUD Board of Commissioners. HPUD’s Board of Commissioners is comprised of three commissioners, who are each appointed by the Knox County Mayor for a staggered four-year term from a list of three nominees selected by the current HPUD Board of Commissioners.
HPUD’s Board of Commissioners is vested with the general power and authority over the utility district, which is managed and operated on a day-to-day basis by the utility district’s General Manager, who has responsibility and oversight for the utility district’s employees and operations. Duties of the HPUD Board of Commissioners include attending all regular monthly meetings and, when called, special meetings of the HPUD Board of Commissioners, adopting an annual budget for the utility district’s operations, setting all rates for water and wastewater services provided by the utility district, and establishing and approving all rules, regulations, policies and procedures necessary for the utility district’s operations. An HPUD Commissioner must also attend a minimum number of certified training hours during his or her appointed term as required by state law.
HPUD is one of Tennessee’s largest utility districts, which are treated as governmental entities under state law. HPUD serves water and wastewater service to over 30,000 customers in the north Knox County area (including portions of Union County and Anderson County) with an operating budget in excess of $32.7 million for its most recent fiscal year and a current capital budget in excess of $31.3 million. To apply for possible nomination to the HPUD Board of Commissioners, you must be at least 25 years old and either an HPUD customer within the district’s boundaries or reside within the utility district’s boundaries.
Applications for possible nomination to the HPUD Board of Commissioners may be obtained at HPUD’s main office at 3745 Cunningham Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918, by calling HPUD at 865-922-7547, on HPUD’s web site www.hpud.org, or by fax request at 865-922-8428.
Applicants will also have to complete a commissioner selection questionnaire. Final review and evaluation will be conducted at the July 18, 2018 board meeting at 1:30 p.m. at which time the final list of candidates will be selected.
Completed applications and the questionnaire must be returned to HPUD’s main office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 EOE.Download Commissioner Application