Osage Municipal Utilities is losing its General Manager, but the Iowa Utilities Board is gaining a strong municipal presence.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the appointment of Josh Byrnes to the Iowa Utilities Board effective December 14, 2020. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Iowa Senate when it convenes in January.
Byrnes joined OMU in 2016 after serving three terms in the Iowa House of Representatives. A former educator, Byrnes was instrumental in helping Osage successfully seek state and federal funding to build new fiber-to-the-home in underserved areas in rural Mitchell County, Iowa.
Congratulations to Josh on his new adventure!
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