Fischer Appoints New MSD Board Members

by Dalton Main on April 6, 2011

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed three new members to the Metropolitan Sewer District board of directors.

Last month, three members resigned amid reports that their companies benefited financially from MSD contracts that were not competitively bid. The chairman of the board stepped down voluntarily when it was reported that his company received almost $600,000 from MSD.  Fischer asked the other two members to step down.

The mayor’s appointees are:

  • Yvonne Hatfield, a former teacher with 16 years of business experience.
  • James Craig, an attorney with Tachau Meek whose interests include business and economic development.
  • Tom Austin, CEO and owner of Universal Linen Service. He is a former environmental specialist who performed surveys and inspections of waste water treatment facilities.

The board also adopted a new ethics policy that some members of the Metro Council say doesn’t go far enough.

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