Horgan retires from Genesee Water and Waste after 35 years

FLINT — Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office, Division of Water and Waste Services (GCDC – WWS) congratulates Mark Horgan, Chief of Operations and Maintenance, upon his retirement this week after 35 years of service to our residents.

Horgan was born and raised on his family farm in Pinckney, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Horgan began his dedicated service to the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office in 1986 as a Resident Engineer. He was quickly recognized for his abilities, becoming an integral part of dozens of projects brought in on time and on budget.

A few of the countless projects Horgan has guided throughout his tenure have been the expansions of the ARTP wastewater treatment plant in Montrose and District 3 plant in Linden, construction of several water storage and pumping stations throughout our community, and building of the northeast extension for the County’s sewer system (a project that modernized and dramatically improved the western trunk sewer system capacity, protecting the public health and safety of our area.)

After overseeing a multitude of critical infrastructure improvements, Horgan began his current role as Chief of the Operations and Maintenance Department for the entire Division. There he became responsible for the integrity and continuous functioning of nearly every component in our water and sewer system. This role expanded greatly with the construction of the Genesee County Water Treatment Plant, and the Division’s added role of water suppliers to residents and businesses throughout Genesee County.

“I have known Mark since his first day at GCDC,” said Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner. “Mark’s attention to detail and unparalleled work ethic has helped shape our office, ensured a safe supply of drinking water to our community, and aided in eliminating sanitary sewer back-ups in our region. I hope our residents will join me in thanking Mark for his years of amazing service.”

Horgan plans to spend retirement with family and continuing his love of traveling.