Michael Borchers Selected City’s Water Resources Department Director
Michael Borchers, currently an assistant director of the Water Resources Department, has been selected as the department’s new director. He assumes the role on February 1.
“Michael has been a key member of our Water Resources Department for the past 15 years and has proven his ability to be a leader for not only the department, but also the City,” said City Manager David Parrish, who announced the selection of Borchers on January 29. “He and his leadership team are responsible for one of Greensboro’s most precious resources and I am confident that our water and sewer infrastructure will continue to be maintained and enhanced under Michael’s direction.”
Since joining the City in 2005, Borchers has served as stormwater engineering and planning supervisor, engineering manager and assistant director. As assistant director, he oversees the operating divisions within the department, water supply, water reclamation and operations, where he supports the division managers in developing, allocating and monitoring a combined $56 million operations and maintenance budget. He has led investigative efforts, established rapid responses, and obtained approval for long-term capital planning activities to permanently address the presence of emerging contaminants in the City’s drinking water supply.
Borchers holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of North Carolina and holds Grade II Wastewater Operator and Grade A Water Treatment Operator certifications.