At its September meeting, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors selected Charles H. "Chuck" Carden as its next general manager. If negotiations are successful, the board will approve an employment contract at its October 18, meeting making Mr. Carden Tampa Bay Water’s fourth leader since it was created in 1998.
“I’m very proud today to sit here as your new general manager,” said Carden. “I’m humbly appreciative of this opportunity and will work hard to move us forward.”
Carden has served as the utility’s interim general manager since December 2020. Prior to this role, he was the utility’s chief operating officer. In his more than 28 years with Tampa Bay Water, Carden played an instrumental role in the utility’s construction of more than $1 billion in infrastructure and pipelines, including the region’s first alternative water supplies. For a full bio, please visit our website.
“He understands the past and the importance of what that means for today; he has a vested interest and an emotional tie to this organization,” said Pinellas County Commissioner and Tampa Bay Water Board Chairman, Dave Eggers. “He knows the challenges that are ahead of us and that we’re going to have to do things a little differently if we’re going to continue to be an elite organization.”