City of Cleveland Hires Robert L. Davis as New Director of Public Utilities

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Frank G. Jackson will swear-in Robert L. Davis as the Director of the Department of Public Utilities. Mr. Davis has more than 28 years of experience as a utility professional including spending the past 14 years as the Director of Utility Services for the City of Warren, Ohio.

“Mr. Davis has a strong background in the field of Public Utilities and overseeing critical infrastructure improvements,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “I am confident that his leadership and experience will create continuing success at the Department of Public Utilities.”

During his career, Mr. Davis has managed over $500 million dollars of capital improvement projects within water and sewer systems, oversaw upgrades to water pollution and distribution infrastructure, and has streamlined meter reading and collections processes.

Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of West Virginia and a Class IV water license. He is the first African-American to be president of the Ohio section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the first and only African-American in the history of the City of Warren to hold the positions of Superintendent of Water and Director of Utility Services.