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Randy Conner

Randy Conner was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and confirmed by City Council as Commissioner of the Department of Water Management for the City of Chicago.

Commissioner Conner has significant experience with City engineering and infrastructure, having worked at the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation for more than 20 years.

At the Department of Water Management Commissioner Conner oversees more than 2,000 employees, more than 100 vendors and contracts, an operating budget of approximately $1 Billion and a capital budget of approximately $750 Million annually.


Commissioner Conner continues to implement Mayor Emanuel’s 10-year Building a New Chicago program, which, to date, has replaced 470 miles of water main and rehabilitated 373 miles of sewer main. The world’s two largest conventional water treatment plants will be kept current with advances in the science of water treatment, and 2 pumping stations will be converted from steam to electrical systems at great savings to the rate payers.

Randy Conner attended Purdue University, where he majored in Engineering and Constructions Principles.

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