City names new water superintendent

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Mayor Tom McNamara, on Wednesday, announced Jamie Rott as the city’s new water superintendent.

Rott has been serving as the interim superintendent since former Water Superintendent Kyle Saunders was promoted to Director of Public Works last fall.

Rott joined the city in 2011 as a project manager and has since held many roles of increasing responsibility including senior project manager, water engineer and deputy water Superintendent/water engineer where she managed numerous water main construction projects, water production improvements, and also oversaw the field services section.

“Jamie has taken on more demanding responsibilities with every new role,” McNamara said. “We are excited to have her on our management team and look forward to her continued contributions.”

Rott graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, and is a professional engineer. She holds an Illinois Public Water Supply operator license, and currently serves as the District 1 trustee for ISAWWA Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association.

Rott is also the first female water superintendent in the utility’s 145-year history.