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Tamara Richardson, P.E.

Vice Chair

Polk County

Tamara Richardson, P.E.

Tamara Richardson, P.E. has served as Director of Polk County Utilities since December 2017. Polk County owns and operates a full service utility. As director, Ms. Richardson and her team are responsible for all functions of the Utilities Division, including water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, reclaimed water production and distribution, compliance and capacity, capital investments, maintenance and repairs, customer service and billing, and the financial management of these efforts.

Prior to Polk County, Ms. Richardson served as the City Engineer and Utilities Director for a medium-sized city with similar utility services in Central Florida for 15 years. Prior to that, she was a consulting engineer for a design firm specializing in municipal water and wastewater infrastructure.

Mr. Richardson graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering in 1992.

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