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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2007

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS RUTLEDGE TO WATER RESOURCES ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Mayor William “Bill” Rutledge, of Pontotoc, to the Water Resources Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on management of the state's water and water-related land resources.

 

“Mayor Rutledge is an excellent choice to serve on this board. He has more than 20 years of water management experience, and I am confident he will bring a wealth of talent to the table,” Governor Barbour said.

 

Since 1997, Rutledge has served as mayor of Pontotoc. Previously he worked as the city’s public works director and as water and wastewater operator. Rutledge is a member of the Pontotoc, Union, and Lee County Economic Development Alliance and serves as president of the Mississippi Municipal League. A former member of the North Circuit Rider Mississippi Rural Water Association, he also serves as past president and District II director of the Mississippi Rural Water Association. Rutledge is chairman of Three Rivers Planning Development District and a member of the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority.

 

Rutledge is a retired master sergeant in the U.S. military. He attended Itawamba Community College and the University of Mississippi. Rutledge and his wife, Wanda, have three daughters and five grandchildren.