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Kannapolis public works director gets national appointmen

KANNAPOLIS – Wilmer Melton, director of public works for the city of Kannapolis, has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council, a presidentially appointed, federal council. The council provides practical and independent advice to the Environmental Protection Agency on matters and policies related to drinking water, including regulations and guidance required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Melton will serve a three term on the council.

As the director of public works, he oversees the engineering, transportation, stormwater, water resources and environmental services functions of the city. Melton also serves as national director for the state of North Carolina with the National Rural Water Association; and holds professional affiliations with the North Carolina Rural Water Association, the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Melton holds a bachelor of science degree in construction management from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a certification in municipal administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Government.

As an active member of the community, Melton has served as president and committee chair within Kannapolis Rotary Club, member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus County, vice president and Board of Directors member for Cabarrus County Meals on Wheels, and board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cabarrus County.

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