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Board of Trustees

About the Board of Trustees

Richard L. McAlisterRichard L. McAlister
Board Chair

CJSteve Bernard
General Manager

The municipal utilities are owned by the citizens of Cedar Falls and operated on a not-for-profit basis for public benefit.

More than 60 years ago the City Council delegated governance of the municipal utilities to a five-member Board of Trustees. Utility Trustees are Cedar Falls citizens appointed by the Mayor to six-year terms.

The Trustees establish policies and set utility rates; review and approve expenditures and the annual operating and capital budgets for each utility; award contracts let through public bidding; engage in long-term resource and strategic planning; and hire the general manager who oversees daily utility operations.

Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Utility office on Utility Parkway, Cedar Falls. The Board agenda is published on the Monday prior to each meeting and the public is welcome to attend.

More Board of Trustees Info

Board Members
Meet the five members of the CFU Board of Trustees

CFU's Board meets the second Wednesday of each month, read the next agenda here

Board of Trustees agendas and minutes

Condensed 2023 Budget and Rate Materials
Budget and rate materials approved by the CFU Board of Trustees