Retirement of General Manager and Introduction of New Executive Team
Charles M. Murray, General Manager of Fairfax Water, has announced his retirement after 16 years of service. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2019. Mr. Murray has served as General Manager since 2006 after two years as the Deputy General Manager. He came to Fairfax Water in 2003 after 20 years with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission where he was Chief of Operations. During his tenure as General Manager, Fairfax Water successfully merged and integrated the Falls Church and Fairfax City water systems to allow the continued growth of Tysons, Merrifield, and Falls Church/Seven Corners areas, resulting in unified water rates for all customers.
Phil Allin, Chairman of the Fairfax Water Board of Directors, states “I have enjoyed working closely with Mr. Murray and have deep appreciation for all he has done for Fairfax Water and its customers. We will miss his presence and experience." On July 1, 2019, Steven T. Edgemon will become General Manager and Jamie B. Hedges will become Deputy General Manager. Mr. Edgemon and Ms. Hedges have combined experience of nearly 70 years in the drinking water industry. According to Chairman Allin, “The Board and I feel very secure about Fairfax Water’s future with Mr. Edgemon and Ms. Hedges at the helm.”
Mr. Edgemon has been with Fairfax Water since 2003, serving first as Director of Finance and then as Deputy General Manager since 2006. Before joining Fairfax Water, Mr. Edgemon was Vice-President and General Manager of Virginia American Water Company, based in Alexandria, Virginia. He has served in the water industry for more than 38 years. Mr. Edgemon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, as well as a Master of Business Administration. He has been a member of the American Water Works Association for more than 35 years. Ms. Hedges, current Director of Planning and Engineering, has been with Fairfax Water for more than 30 years. Prior to her 2006 appointment to Director, she was Manager of Planning and held several positions in the Planning and Engineering Division as her career progressed. Ms. Hedges has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from Virginia Tech. She is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the American Water Works Association.