At the June 11 meeting, the Columbus City Utilities Board officially approved the appointment of Scott Dompke as its new Director. Dompke will replace Keith Reeves, who is retiring after serving as Director since 1997. He has served the City of Columbus in various roles for the last 38 years, beginning in 1980. Dompke will begin his role as Director on July 2. Smith and Syberg, executive search firm, partnered with the Columbus City Utilities Board to conduct the search.
Mr. Dompke brings over 30 years of management and design experience with municipal government and utilities to his new role with the City of Columbus. Dompke has most recently been employed at GRW, a fifty-year old engineering, architecture and geospatial firm headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, with offices in Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee. As Program Manager, Dompke worked on developing public works and water resource programs for utility and municipal clients, with special emphasis on the planning and prioritizing of capital improvements and establishing stormwater programs. Dompke also spent 16 years with the City of Bloomington, Indiana, where he was a department head of the water and wastewater utility.
“Scott’s unique experience in the utilities field makes him the perfect person to lead Columbus City Utilities as future improvements are considered and implemented,” said Keith Reeves. “I am confident that he will keep Columbus, Indiana as a leader in utilities management in the state of Indiana. Our staff is excited to begin working with him.”
Dompke is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in Civil Engineering and a professional engineer in Indiana. Originally from Michigan City, Indiana, he has lived in Indiana his entire life. He currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana and is an active cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.