John Goins, general manager at Etowah, TN, Utilities Board since mid-2013, has announced plans to retire in the first quarter of this year.

Goins was a 25-year veteran of the utility when he took the reins, having served practically all of that time as its water/sewer superintendent. He holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and logged 14 years with a private engineering firm before joining Etowah UB.