Jody Caldwell

Jody Caldwell

Chief Planning Officer

Jody Caldwell is the Chief Planning Officer for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA).

Mr. Caldwell brings more than 21 years of private consultation, municipal operations and maintenance, and asset management experience to GLWA. Prior to his appointment as Chief Planning Officer, Mr. Caldwell served as the Asset Management Director for the enterprise-wide asset management group for over five years. He helped to support functional areas by coordinating overall asset management strategies, objectives, and activities to ensure decisions are informed by risk, regional needs, and life cycle considerations.

Prior to his service with GLWA, Jody was a Chief Engineer at Oakland County’s Water Resources Commissioner’s Office (WRC) where he worked for 12 years in many different capacities. In this role, Mr. Caldwell was responsible for oversight of multiple areas including capital, asset management and planning, finance and budgeting, water operations and maintenance, water engineering, and cross connection control.

During his time with WRC, Mr. Caldwell worked closely with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and GLWA. He was the Oakland County representative on the DWSD Board of Water Commissioners, served as the water technical advisory committee and wastewater steering committee co-chairs, and was an important part of the DWSD-GLWA transition efforts.

Mr. Caldwell is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.