Councilman Olshefski Says New Job Not a Conflict of Interest
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Wednesday Huntsville Utilities announced that John Olshefski had been named as a new Vice President of Customer Care.
“It’s an opportunity that just came along but when I saw that it was open I did some soul searching on it,” Olshefski told WHNT News 19. ” And it really fits right up my ally because when I was garrison commander at Redstone it’s a lot of what I did over there.”
Olshefski is also a member of the Huntsville City Council. It raises the question of whether that could be a conflict of interest. The council does vote on issues pertaining to Huntsville Utilities. Olshefski says it’s not a conflict.
“We’ve done the whole research, ” he says. “The bottom line is that I will have to recuse myself from anything to do with Huntsville Utilities on my term.”
Olshefski will start his new position on May 1st.