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Your Johnson County Special Utility District staff is always here to help you. Whether you need assistance with a bill or a question about your usage, we are here to serve you. Stop by and see us during our office hours!
The District’s managing staff is on the leading edge in terms of expertise and service among rural water providers in Texas. What a good story there is to tell about the history of the District. So much has transpired over the decades to stay ahead of the growing demand for water utility service in this part of North Central Texas. It takes the right people to couple vision and initiative to bridge planning with deployment.
Peter Kampfer, General Manager
In March of this year, Peter Kampfer hired as the new successor JCSUD General Manager. "Pete" has shared his enthusiasm for coming aboard with the District. He shared with the employees that he brings over 30 years of successful management and business experience to his new position with JCSUD.
Previously, Kampfer was the general manager of the Brazos Regional Public Utility Agency (BRPUA) in Granbury. The BRPUA primarily manages and operates the water treatment plant on Lake Granbury to provide drinking water to JCSUD and Acton MUD for Johnson and Hood county residents.
Pete added that his experience in utility administration is extensive, having served as city manager in Hamilton and Colorado City, Texas; also, in Oberlin, KS; Alamosa CO; and Raton, NM. His primary emphasis areas included fiscal strength and sustainability, economic development, and water utility resource development.
Among other brief comments, Kampfer was very complimentary of the JCSUD staff, the new facilities, and looking forward to working with the Board of Directors.
Kathy Rice, Comptroller
Kathy Rice came aboard in 2013. Kathy’s 20-plus years in the accounting field makes her best suited to manage the daily financial activities of the District. Budget planning, investment management, human resources, rounds out Kathy’s general duties. Kathy has a management degree with an accounting emphasis.
Danny Armstrong, Operations Manager
Danny Armstrong has 18 years of experience in water and wastewater utilities. Danny has worked in every JCSUD department within Operations, and has been Operations Manager for the last four years. He is TCEQ dually certified in water and wastewater systems. Danny’s style, initiative, and attitude are also the key ingredients in shaping the ideal leader to take operations into a new era and the next level.
Dana Collier, System Development Manager
Dana Collier has a variety of strengths that qualify her as the System Development Manager.
She brings more than 18 years of GIS (CAD and ESRI) mapping experience to the district. In 2009, she started with the District as contract labor to convert the CAD mapping system over to the ESRI mapping system. In 2012, with her experience in the Oil and Gas industry, land records, easements, and GIS, she was brought on full-time as the System Development Coordinator Assistant. In 2017, with her experience in planning, coupled with her past experiences she was promoted to System Development Manager.
Dana manages new development planning, new growth activities, assists the engineer in monitoring the system hydraulic model, as well as the GIS system for the District.
Joshua Howard, Utility Services Manager
Joshua Howard hired on with Johnson County Special Utility District in February 2016 in the Finance department as an Inventory/Internal Control Analyst. “Josh” applied the knowledge gained through achieving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree and past experiences to exceed the expectations of this position. Josh demonstrated a desire and aptitude to advance in the water and wastewater industry.
In May of 2017, Josh was promoted to Customer Service Supervisor. Under this new position, Josh learned another dimension of JCSUD and began working as a liaison for customers to capture feedback to improve customer service and ensure that quality and service exceed customer expectations. Josh’s successful management of the Customer Service department and leadership skills proved that he was able to take an increase in responsibility.
Since January of 2019, Josh has assumed the role of Utility Services Manager. This position allows Josh to continue overseeing the Customer Service department but added the oversite of the Utility Services department, which includes; the Billing department, Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meter reading systems, devices, and software, meter and meter box maintenance, AMI infrastructure maintenance, and overall network health.
Josh looks forward to long and fulfilling career with JCSUD applying his education, knowledge, and experience to provide a level of service that exceeds stakeholders’ expectations.