FIRST ON 3: CFPUA chief offered job in Florida


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The only leader the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has ever have may be on the way out.

CFPUA CEO Matt Jordan has completed negotiations to become the new GM for Tampa Bay Water in Florida, according to a news release from that utility. The release says Tampa Bay Water’s Board of Directors will consider Jordan’s contract at its June 17 regular board meeting. Pending board approval, Jordan will start work on July 8.

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Jordan has been the top man at CFPUA since the utility started operations in the summer of 2008.

“We at CFPUA have seen the report in the Tampa Times and can acknowledge that Mr. Jordan is in line for the General Manager’s position with Tampa Bay Water. Mr. Jordan is still the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority until further notice,” CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill said in a statement. “It is the nature of the water and wastewater industry for top managers to be considered for leadership positions with larger utilities and Mr. Jordan informed Board Chairman Jim Quinn of his intention to interview for the Tampa Bay Water position earlier this year.”