A retirement reception for Dennis Spinks, who until late December was general manager of the Brown County Water Improvement District, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the water district district building at 501 E. Baker.
    John Allen, former superintendent of the water treatment plant, has been appointed as the new general manager.
    Spinks began his career with he water improvement district in July 1996. He was promoted to maintenance supervisor in 2000 and became superintendent of the water treatment plant in 2000. In 2008, Spinks was named the water district’s general manager.