The Electrical District No. 3 (ED3) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Brian E. Yerges as general manager.
Yerges is currently the city administrator and utilities manager for the City of Plymouth, Wisconsin, a small community in Sheboygan County. He will join ED3 May 18.
As administrator, his utility territory includes the City of Plymouth as well as rural area within Sheboygan County. He has served Plymouth 10 years and was responsible for a variety of utility modernization efforts, including a new utility operations center, AMI initiative and large infrastructure improvements for the multi-service municipal utility. He is responsible for overall financial matters and strategic planning, and serves as the personnel officer.
Prior to Plymouth, Yerges served other Wisconsin communities and worked for MSA Professional Services, a full-service municipal consulting firm with offices throughout the Midwest.
At University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he earned a Master of Public Administration Degree and a Master of Urban Planning. Yerges earned his bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he double-majored in political science and communications. He has completed a number of executive programs, including the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho, Utility Management certificate from Willamette University and the Senior Executive Institute course at the University of Virginia. Yerges also earned the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Manager designation.
“My family and I are looking forward to relocating to the Maricopa area and joining the community as well as the ED3 family,” Yerges said. “I am honored to be selected as the next general manager and will work to earn the trust of the organization and greater community.”
Dan Thelander, board chairman stated he is “pleased with the selection of Yerges and also thankful for Interim General Manager Bill Stacy’s service once again to ED3 and his willingness to assist with the transition.”
Mycoff Fry Partners, a firm focused on the utility industry, assisted with the national search process for the general manager position.