Fayetteville tabs Nyander as Utilities Director

Tim Nyander

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After a year-long search, Fayetteville has found a new utilities director. Turns out, he was here all along.

After a nationwide search, the city hired Tim Nyander, who has served as interim director for much of the last year, to fill the position vacated by longtime director David Jurgens.

Nyander brings more than 20 years of experience in the water and sewer industry, most recently as the city’s Water and Sewer Operations Manager. Before that, he has held management-level positions in Redings Mill, MO, Jay, OK, and Joplin, MO.

“I am proud to be a member of such an outstanding Utility Department which is staffed with so many dedicated employees,” he said. “We will continue in our efforts to provide optimum facilities and services that meet the community’s current and future needs in a reliable, effective, economic and environmentally responsible manner.”

His responsibilities will include supervising all aspects of the water and wastewater operation, overseeing all water and wastewater functions including operations, maintenance and capital planning, among several other duties.

A native of Southwest City, Missouri, Nyander attended the Crowder College Water & Wastewater School in Neosho, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Missouri Southern State University. He has been married to his wife, Beckie, for 30 years, and has a 28 year-old son who lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.