SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has selected Chris McCorquodale as its new Public Works and Utilities Director, a spot that had been vacant since the retirement of the previous director, Terry …
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SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has selected Chris McCorquodale as its new Public Works and Utilities Director, a spot that had been vacant since the retirement of the previous director, Terry Green, in December 2017.
McCorquodale will oversee the various operations and divisions that fall under one of the town’s largest departments. These operations include wastewater and water treatment plants, sanitation, sewer collection and water distribution systems, streets and sidewalks, buildings and grounds, and equipment services. His first day was April 15.
McCorquodale’s involvement in local government began with the Town of Asheboro, where he was employed as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. In 2001, McCorquodale brought these skills when he started with the Town of Siler City working at the town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, where he served as an operator. Over his years of service with the town, McCorquodale honed his understanding of processing and administrative functions while also pursuing additional formal education. McCorquodale has since become a member of the town’s management team and has obtained his associate’s degree in Environmental Science.
McCorquodale has served as the Siler City Wastewater Treatment Plant superintendent since 2009. More recently, McCorquodale was asked to take on additional responsibilities by serving as the primary supervisor over both the Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants. A release from the town notes that when serving in this more expansive role, McCorquodale further demonstrated his leadership and organizational capacity, which will serve him well in his new post as Public Works and Utilities Director.
“These various factors along with McCorquodale’s calm demeanor and level-headed response in the face of challenges have made it clear that he is willing, able, and capable of leading the Public Works and Utilities Department,” the press release said. “McCorquodale has exhibited the propensity to offer strong visioning and leadership that are paramount in advancing the Siler City Public Works and Utilities Department’s ability to better serve the community.”
In making the announcement, Siler City Town Manager Bryan Thompson said, “While he has a strong background serving our community and offering impressive leadership, over the last several months, Chris has proven himself to be more than capable by displaying a can-do attitude and working daily to make both treatment plants run better and more efficiently.”
“The Town of Siler City Public Works Department is an outstanding department with employees who have the grit and determination to get the right results,” McCorquodale said. “Our department plays an important role in providing consistent and reliable services to our residents and I am excited to help create solutions to fulfill these expectations.”