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NKY Water District Names New President/CEO

The Northern Kentucky Water District (NKWD) announced a change in leadership, but it won't happen right away.

Current NKWD President/CEO Ronald Lovan announced that he plans to retire on August 1, 2022.

The water district's board of commissioners announced the implementation of a one-year transitional successional plan and named Lindsey Rechtin as the new president/CEO.

Rechtin will work with Lovan in the interim period.\

Lovan has been president at the water district since 2001 and has been responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the district. 

In an announcement, he was credited for his work in purchasing the Newport and Taylor Mill water systems, adding significant upgrades to water treatment plants, enhancing customer information and billing systems, and the purchase/remodel of a consolidated, centralized operations and administrative office facility.

“I have been blessed over the last twenty plus years with excellent board members, a dedicated and superb staff and management team, a welcoming community, and supportive elected officials. Hopefully, we have all played a part in enhancing the quality of life for all Northern Kentuckians," Lovan said in a statement. "I look forward to working with Lindsey, the board and staff over the next year to make sure the leadership transition goes smoothly.”

Rechtin has been at NKWD since 2013 as finance manager, and then serving as vice president of finance and support services since 2017.

She will remain in her current role during the transition period.

“I am honored to have been named incoming president/CEO, and to have been given this wonderful opportunity to serve the district and the NKY community,” Rechtin said. “I look forward to working with Ron and the board and will be diligent in ensuring that the vision and mission of the District are met.”

Rechtin is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and has worked as a certified public accountant in Kentucky since 2010.

She started her career as a financial statement auditor in 2008.

She lives in Edgewood with her husband and three children.

-Staff report

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