Boynton Beach, FL
The director of the Department of Utilities in Boynton Beach, Florida, Kofi Boateng brings an international focus to his work. As part of a global management consulting team, he has addressed problems in China and the United Arab Emirates. Concerned with water quality and availability in Ghana, Kofi Boateng recently authored a comprehensive report on creating an adequate, sustainable supply of water in the West African nation.
Boateng reports that Ghana’s situation is dire. Demand exceeds supply because of inefficient distribution; some 50 percent of Ghana’s water does not reach its destination, and the quality of waste facilities varies. The paper addresses the need for strategic planning, along with the cooperation of water managers, political figures, and law enforcement.
In Boynton Beach, Kofi Boateng has managed major construction, dealt with system expansion needs, and facilitated a capital improvement campaign. The engineer previously functioned as operations supervisor and operations manager for the City of Dallas Water Utilities and as director of the Department of Water Services for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.
Kofi Boateng earned an MBA at Georgetown University in Washington and holds undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering, mathematics, and physics. He has also studied executive business management and is certified as a Professional Engineer.