Nashville, Tenn. – Leo Waters isn’t a new face on the Nashville Electric Power Board, but he is the new board chairman. Waters has been on the board since September 2004. Justin P. Wilson will serve as vice chairman. Waters is replacing William F. Blaufuss, whose term ends this year.
Waters, a lifelong resident of Nashville, is a small business owner and former Metro Council member (1995-2003). He also served as the Foreman of the Davidson County Grand Jury (Fall 2006). Waters is active in neighborhood issues as a former member of the Board of the Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association and as a current member of the Downtown Residents Association. The Westview, where Waters resides, is one of the first buildings in the county to include an energy efficient “green roof.” His non-profit endeavors include service on the Sisters of Nashville board and the Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee.
Waters stated, “I’m very proud to be a part of the continuing efforts of Nashville Electric Service to provide safe, reliable, and economical power to our customers. In my tenure on the Power Board, there has been a dramatic increase in our sensitivity and response to community and neighborhood issues. We will continue to meet with neighborhood groups and individuals to improve even further in this area.”
The five-member board also includes Mary Jo Price, University Council at Vanderbilt University, and Marilyn Robinson, Executive Director of Nashville Minority Business Center. Board members are appointed by the mayor to serve five-year staggered terms without pay.