Hopper To Be Next CMU General Manager
The head of the CMU Electric Department will be the new Chillicothe Municipal Utilities General Manager. Matt Hopper will assume his new position as current General Manager Jim Gillilan retires in July.
Hopper has worked for CMU for 32 years, the last 12 as the Electric Superintendent. Under his leadership, The Electric Department made upgrades and repairs to the City’s substations, initiated a tree trimming program that has almost eliminated outages due to tree limbs falling on power lines due to storms. He has also started a program to move power lines underground in targeted areas.
The vote of the Chillicothe Board of Public Works to hire Hopper as the new General Manager was unanimous.