Daniel Dawson has been employed in the water and wastewater industry for over 30 years, with the last 28 at
Searcy Water Utilities. He started out with the utility in 1984 as its Wastewater Laboratory Manager and
since that time has worked a number of positions within the utility including Wastewater Plant Manager,
Pretreatment Coordinator, Safety Director, Assistant General Manager, and since July 1, 2009, General Manager.
Daniel has a BS in Chemistry and an MBA from Harding University. He holds a Class 4 Water Operator’s License,
as well as a Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s License, from the State of Arkansas. Daniel is involved in a number
of state, national and international water and wastewater associations, and has received a number of awards
from these organizations including Wastewater Operator of the Year and Wastewater Manager of the year, and in
2003 was inducted into the Glen T. Kellogg Water & Wastewater Hall of Fame. Daniel is married, has 4 children
and 4 grandchildren, is a Past President of the Optimist Club of Searcy, and is a Deacon at the West Side
Church of Christ.
Tim Cleveland Asst. General Manager
Tim Cleveland has been employed at Searcy Water Utilities for over 20 years. He started as an operator at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant then later transferred to the administration office to serve as an inspector and mapping
coordinator. Tim was later promoted to Director of Operations and then to Assistant General Manager in July of 2009.
Tim has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harding University where he graduated in 1991. He holds a Class 4
Water License and Class 4 Wastewater License from the State of Arkansas as well as a Plumbing Inspectors License.
Tim is involved with several state and national waterworks organizations such as the Arkansas Water Environment
Association where he served as President in 2002. Tim is married, has 3 children and is a member at Temple Baptist
Church of Searcy. Tim also serves as president of Voice of Hope Ministries, Inc., a non-profit charitable
organization that does mission work in Central America.
Scotty Boggs Water Plant Manager
Scotty Boggs has worked in all divisions of Searcy Water Utilities since 1984. He currently serves as the Water Treatment
Division Manager, and his duties include operating and maintaining the 19 MGD water treatment plant to meet/exceed state
and federal regulatory guidelines. With a division staff of nine employees, Scotty oversees monitoring distribution tank
levels and maintaining high service pumping stations. Quality control is monitored in-house in the testing laboratory with
several compliance programs including bacteriological, lead & copper, and disinfection by-products. His education includes
degrees in Earth Science, Sociology, and Liberal Arts from ASU Beebe and Jonesboro. He maintains professional Class 4 level
licenses in the fields of Water (Treatment & Distribution), Wastewater, and Industrial Wastewater. He currently holds board
positions on the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Assn. and the South West Section American Water Works Assn.
Serving twice on state advisory committees for the Arkansas Dept. of Environmental Quality, he has assisted in the writing of
regulatory policy for Water Treatment Discharge General Permits. Scotty is married, has three children, is an avid outdoorsman,
and committed to environmental issues.
Jimmy Smith Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager
Jimmy has been employed with Searcy Water Utilities since 1990. He obtained his Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s License in 1996 and
became lead operator in 2010. Jimmy relocated to the Administration Office in the latter part of 2010 to become Safety Director
and Pretreatment Coordinator for the Utility and served in that capacity until 2015 when he was relocated again to become the
Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager where he currently serves. Jimmy served on the Wastewater Licensing Committee for the
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for Six years and served as Chairman for two of those six years.
Jimmy obtained his Class 3 Water Distribution License in 2011. He also received the 2012 Safety Professional of the Year Award
from the Arkansas Water Environment Association. Jimmy is married to Pam, has two Children, and a dog.