Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Mike Hackett Selected as Rome Water & Sewer Division Director


By Public Information & Marketing Coordinator

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce Mike Hackett has been selected as the new Water & Sewer Division Director to succeed Leigh Ross. Hackett, a 15-year veteran of the Department, currently serves as the Water & Sewer Assistant Director. 

“Mike is very well suited to take over the reins of our Water & Sewer Division,” said City Manager, Sammy Rich. “Not only is he well qualified with degrees in engineering and business, he is a genuinely good guy with a clear vision for our future while being responsive to customer needs. Leigh Ross did an excellent job of getting us where we are and now and I am very confident in Mike’s abilities to lead us further into the future.”

Hackett was selected by an interview panel consisting of Public Services Director, Kirk Milam; Human Resources Director, Rita Odom; and City Manager, Sammy Rich. 

Rich will present Hackett to the Rome City Commission for confirmation of his appointment at the Sept. 14, 2015 commission meeting.

For more information regarding the Water & Sewer Division Director, please contact Rita Odom at 706-236-4430 or For additional information visit,

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