Pasadena, Calif., City Manager Miguel Márquez recently appointed Sidney Jackson as general manager of Pasadena Water and Power (PWP).
Jackson will join the city’s executive team in early January 2023. Until then, Jeffrey Kightlinger will continue to serve as PWP’s interim general manager.
Jackson currently serves as the chief operations officer and deputy general manager at Texas public power utility Austin Energy.
He previously served as the chief operations officer at Minnesota’s Rochester Public Utilities, where he led operations of both the electric and water utilities.
He has served as an elected member of the board of directors for the Midwest Reliability Organization, a regional entity of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and on NERC committees.