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MPUA honors retired City Administrator Tom Stehn

The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) has issued a Resolution of Appreciation and Recognition to former West Plains City Administrator Tom Stehn. Stehn, who retired from the City of West Plains May 1, returned to City Hall Friday, June 18 to receive the resolution.

“During Tom’s period of leadership, the City of West Plains installed a new automated meter infrastructure; began an integrated management plan to improve stormwater, drinking water and wastewater systems; broke ground on the 10.8 megawatt solar farm; and aggressively addressed the issue of internet connectivity for residential and business customers,” said City of West Plains Public Works Director Jeff Hanshaw.

The resolution reads: “Tom Stehn has faithfully provided leadership and supported the mission and activities of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance since 2011, providing leadership on the Boards of Directors of the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities, and the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission, on behalf of the City of West Plains.”

Stehn served the citizens of West Plains as City Administrator and City Engineer from 2011 to 2021.

The MPUA is a not-for-profit service organization representing municipally owned utilities.

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