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Water & Light Commission

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Water & Light Commission

The Water and Light Commission is the governing body of Worthington Public Utilities. The Commission consists of five Commission members appointed by the City Council. Each Commissioner may serve a maximum of three three-year terms.

Water and Light Commission meetings are open to the public and are held on the first and third Monday of each month beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Worthington Public Utilities Conference Room. You can access the agendas and minutes for the meetings by clicking here.

The present Water and Light Commission members are:

Name Date Appointed Term Expires
Debra Weg, President April 2017 March 2026
Kathy Hayenga April 2018 March 2027
Chad Nixon, Vice President April 2019 March 2025
Mike Fury October 2023 March 2026
Amy Ernst April 2021 March 2025

Mission Statement

To provide high quality, reasonably priced utility products and services for the Worthington area.

Vision Statement

To be the best provider of utility products and services that we can be.

Core Values

Worthington Public Utilities is a publicly owned business where excellence of work and integrity of character are daily expectations for all employees, Water and Light Commission members, and other associates. The following Core Values describe those expectations in greater detail:


We are focused on the well being of the community and the best interests of Worthington. This community focus requires strong collaborative relationships with city government and other local entities.


We are customer-focused. We value and strive to continually understand and respond to the increasing and changing needs of the people we serve.


We are going to be there when you need us.


We are committed to doing business openly and honestly.


We maintain procedures and controls to assure that we conduct our business in a manner consistent with local, state and federal regulations and laws.


We aggressively explore new policies, procedures, processes and technologies.