Thank you for the honor of being able to serve you as we continue the mission of the SLVWD—now in its 8th decade: to bring safe, clean, reliable water to your taps at a fair price while respecting the needs of the special environment in which we live.
My goals are to bring positive and significant change to the governance of the Board; to bring maximum transparency to its finances, operations and, most importantly, the true state of our infrastructure (including support for fire suppression); to ensure that spending is focused on continuous improvement of our infrastructure; and to reduce the rate of growth of our operating expenses so that we can build up our reserves (now critically low) and direct funds to infrastructure.
Over the years, I’ve served our community through volunteering for local organizations, served as a Trustee for the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District and served on the board of Mountain Community Resources (now part of Community Bridges). Prior to my election as Director of SLVWD, I served for two years as the public member of the Administration Committee. I believe that local community organizations are vital to the health of the civil society. Everything builds from the local community up.
I grew up in a small rural farming community on the Oregon Coast, very much like the neighborly Boulder Creek area where I’ve lived for over 30 years and raised a family. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to work in Silicon Valley, which I believe is the most dynamic economic engine the world has ever seen. Once I obtained my engineering degrees and MBA, I made a beeline out here and have been blessed to be in management positions with several startups involved in new industries like Internet transactions, GPS navigation, VoIP and IoT. As a consultant, I’m currently CFO of a startup dedicated to bringing mobile communications to emerging economies around the world.
I look forward to the time ahead, serving our community, and bringing to the district my decades of business, financial, and technical experience in fostering innovation. My goal is for you to be able to see clear, concrete improvements and have confidence that we on the board take our oversight duties seriously, and district funds are being used wisely.
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December 1, 2018 to December 1, 2022