David Wright, who has served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power since 2016, will step down Oct. 1, the mayor’s office announced Friday.
A statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s credited Wright for “bringing stability to the department while improving customer service, investing in local water supplies, keeping rates low and accelerating LADWP’s transition to a clean energy future.”
No reason was given for Wright’s departure. Garcetti nominated Marty Adams, a 35-year DWP veteran and the agency’s chief operating officer, to replace Wright.
“LADWP is at the center of a generational transition toward a more sustainable Los Angeles, and our utility needs a leader with the experience and vision to help us realize that promise,” Garcetti said. “Marty has played a critical role in navigating the department through some of its toughest challenges, and I know that he is the right person to lead LADWP forward.”
In a statement, Adams said, “It will be a great honor to lead an organization that I have been dedicated to for the last 35 years. I take our responsibility of ensuring the city’s future success very seriously.”
Adams’ nomination will have to be reviewed by the LADWP Board of Commissioners and Los Angeles City Council.
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