A former Monument, Colorado town manager, Chris Lowe led a team of 50 employees within a 7,000 population municipality. Guiding a $10 million budget, he ensured that citizens received consistent services that allowed them to maintain high living standards. Having inherited an insolvent enterprise fund, the result of two decades with no water utility rate increases, Chris Lowe helped engineer a new rate structure that returned the department to solvency.
Mr. Lowe also achieved funding that enabled water reuse projects and oversaw acquisition of a renewable water source. The public private partnership he set in place enabled the placement of a water line next to the Monument, Colorado storm water line and saved the town nearly $200,000.
Mr. Lowe previously served as City of Baldwin administrator and provided prudent financial management of a Kansas municipality of 5,000 that enabled it to weather an economic downturn. Among his accomplishments was securing $1 million in intersection improvement funds from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Also serving on the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency for two years, he presented on "The future of municipal public power in a world of investor owned utilities” at the annual Kansas Municipal Utilities conference.