Jack Brown, the Sun Valley Water and Sewer District's general manager, retired Wednesday after more than 30 years keeping things flowing in the city.
"The board of directors gave him a suitcase and an atlas," said Pat McMahon, who has returned from the Sun Valley Fire Department to the district to fill Brown's shoes. "I hope that's some indication of what he plans to do."
McMahon, who worked for the Water and Sewer District for 13 years, said Brown indicated that he hoped to serve as a volunteer in the Third World on water issues. "There are several organizations that do that," he said.
Brown is leaving with numerous projects still in the works, which McMahon said provide him with a challenging task of "trying to keep up with Mr. Holding (owner of Sun Valley Co.) and all the projects he has going on."
Those projects include numerous new water lines and a new sewer line. Water and sewer line projects for the new pavilion scheduled to house the Sun Valley Symphony next summer are also in the works.
"There are interesting problems with the symphony," McMahon said, adding that he is excited by the challenge of trying to fill Brown's shoes. "It presents many challenges and I hope to meet them."