Matthew Jordan, General Manager, Tampa Bay Water
Matthew Jordan, General Manager
Matthew Jordan

General Manager

Mr. Jordan has served as Tampa Bay Water’s general manager since July 2013. Under his leadership, the agency operates as a lean, efficient utility focused on delivering high-quality drinking water to the Tampa Bay region. During his tenure, the agency has:

  • Implemented an asset management program to manage the agency’s infrastructure and assets;
  • Created an environmental management system to promote compliance with international standards and provide a roadmap for continual improvement throughout the agency;
  • Secured more than $6.4 million in state and federal grant funding for infrastructure projects;
  • Implemented an Energy Management Program based on international standards to reduce agency energy costs and remain good stewards of the environment;
  • Planned for future regional water supply through the current update of the agency Long-term Master Water Plan;
  • Refinanced various bond issues, saving the agency about $3 million annually; and
  • Maintained the same wholesale water rate by finding innovative cost-saving measures across the agency.

Prior to working at Tampa Bay Water, Mr. Jordan served as the first chief executive officer of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) in Wilmington, North Carolina. CFPUA was formed in 2008 to deliver water and wastewater services previously provided by the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County. Mr. Jordan led the consolidation process, including the formation of the new Authority’s ordinances, policies and operational programs. He was instrumental in creating and implementing efforts that dramatically improved the aging water and wastewater systems CFPUA inherited.

Mr. Jordan also served as the director of public works and utilities, as well as a variety of progressively responsible positions, for the City of Gastonia, NC, from 1984-2001.

Mr. Jordan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC. He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.