Utilities head to retire this fall

Plymouth Utilities Manager John MacKinnon has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 1.

MacKinnon has headed the municpally-owned electric and water utility for more than three decades.

"I have been associated with municipal government for 38 years, with the last 31 years here in Plymouth," MacKinnon said in a press release announcing his retirement. "We have accomplished much during the past three decades. I am confident that the Plymouth Utilities team will continue to strive and provide quality services to our utility customers. I am sincerely grateful for their support and dedication."

"We are grateful for the leadershipo and initiatives that John has provided during his time with us," Mayor Donald Pohlman stated. "On behalf of the city of Plymouth, we thank John for his service and dedication and we wish him well in his retirement."

Prior to joining Plymouth Utilities, MacKinnon spent four years as city engineer with the city of Mayville, followed by three years as public works director for the village of Germantown. He is a 1974 civil engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

In addition, MacKinnon has been involved in a number of trade and work-related organizations, including Diggers Hotline (where he currently serves as secretary of the board of directors), WPPI (where he served on the excecutive committee from 2005 to 2007 and 2009 to 2012), and Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (president from 1999 to 2000).

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