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Jonathan Mirgeaux is City of Noblesville new utility director

Jonathan Mirgeaux joined the city of Noblesville as director of Noblesville Utilities. Mirgeaux replaces Ray Thompson, who retired Jan. 7 after 42 years with the city and 11 as utilities director.

“Jonathan brings a new perspective to the position from his experience working as an engineering consultant,” Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen said “He has an understanding of state-of-the-art practices that will help the utility be more proactive.”

Mirgeaux has 18 years of experience as a wastewater and storm water engineer. Prior to joining the city, Mirgeaux worked as a consultant at R.W. Armstrong, CHA Consulting and HWC Engineering.

“The puzzle pieces fit together nicely,” Mirgeaux said. “While I’m learning more each day about the core processes at the treatment plant and throughout the wastewater and stormwater conveyance system, we are fortunate to have a knowledgeable and hardworking team of dedicated employees. This lets me focus on the big picture, growth, incorporation of best practices and becoming the utility of the future.”

As an entry-level engineer, Mirgeaux was part of the team who developed the city’s Long Term Control Plan when Noblesville was negotiating with Indiana Department of Environmental Management in 2006. The 15-year unfunded mandate was completed last year and consisted of nine individual projects conducted in five different phases.

Raised in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Mirgeaux graduated high school in Louisville. He earned his undergraduate and graduate diplomas in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Mirgeaux and his wife, Kelli, have two children and enjoy bicycling as a family.