The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission has added another key person to their management team. Kirk Young has been hired as the new System Pumping & Maintenance Division Superintendent. This position was filled prior by Ray Tarker, who retired on May 30th of this year. This division is the largest division of JWSC, with approximately 50 employees and is responsible for 15% of the $24.6 M annual budget.
Mr. Young has a very large amount of experience and vast knowledge of Water & Wastewater Systems. He was selected from over 17 other candidates that had applied for the position from across the east coast. As Steve Swan, Executive Director for JWSC, stated, “Mr. Young was one of 5 final contenders for this position, but clearly stood out above the others during the interview process. He is exactly what we were looking for in this position and will hold a key role in our management team.”
Kirk Young, a second generation Master Plumber for over 20 years, has been a Water and Wastewater Treatment professional for the last 15 years. As Superintendent, Kirk operated both the Water and Wastewater Divisions in Plymouth, N.H. This included the Water Pumping and Treatment Systems, Distribution Systems, Wastewater Collection Systems and the Wastewater Treatment Facility. He received the 2013 EPA Region I Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award, for the 5 state New England region.
Having previously lived and worked on St. Simons Island, Kirk and his wife Stephanie and daughter Alexandria grew to love the Golden Isles. When an opportunity presented itself to return the area, Kirk applied for the position of System Pumping & Maintenance Superintendent with the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission.