Board of Public Affairs

The Bryan Board of Public Affairs is a five-person board elected to oversee the operations of the community-owned utility. The Board keeps itself informed on a regular basis of utility services, financial position, and personnel. The Board has four committees that meet once a month. At these meetings, management discusses all significant utility activities with the Board.

The full Board meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in open session at 5 p.m. at the Utility office, 841 East Edgerton St. The public is always welcome. The meetings are also broadcast live on BMU TV 4 & Live Streamed on our YouTube Channel.

All meetings are archived on the BMU Video YouTube Channel, meeting minutes are available bly clicking here.

Karen Ford was elected to the Board in 2014.

Dick Long was elected to serve on the Board in 2014. He is retired from Bryan Municipal Utilities where he worked as a Power Plant Operator. He started his career with the city in the street department. Dick is originally from Sylvania, but he has lived in Bryan for 34 years. He and his wife Vicki have four grown children and 10 grandchildren. Dick served in the U.S. Army, and he is a lifetime member of the Dustoff Helicopters Association. Dick is an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing year-round.

Bill Pepple is currently the Executive Director of the United Way of Williams County. He has lived, worked, and raised kids in Bryan since graduating from Ohio State University in 1973. In that time he has served in a managerial role for a variety of service-based organizations, including President of the Bryan Chamber. He continues to be an active member of Bryan Rotary. Bill and his wife Kim like to live an active lifestyle, riding bicycles and paddling their kayaks. He was elected to serve on the Board in 2016; this is his second term.

Tom Sprow is retired from Potter Inc. where he was Senior Sales Manager for 30 years. He was born and raised in Bryan and has a business degree from Ohio State University. Tom and his wife Donna have four grown children and 11 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys working in his shop, designing and building projects for his church and family. He was elected to serve on the Board in 2016.

Jim Salsbury was elected to serve on the Board in 2014. He is retired from Bryan Municipal Utilities where he worked as a lineworker for 30 years. He is a lifelong resident of Bryan. He and his wife Cheri have two grown children, and they attend Trinity Lutheran Church. Jim served in the Army Reserves from 1971 to 1976. He enjoys classic cars and is an fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.