SVWD NEWS

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Administrative Office Assistant

Scotts Valley Water District announces a career opportunity for a full-time (40 hours per week) Administrative Office Assistant. This position provides general and confidential office support to various District divisions and performs primarily administrative tasks such as: type documents including correspondence, forms, memos, reports; maintain filing systems; assist with the compilation, distribution and delivery of Board meeting agendas and related materials; receive, greet and screen phone calls and visitors; assist with customer services such as payment processing and account inquiries, provide information and assistance to the public; support District’s public outreach strategy.

If you are interested in joining an agile team that innovates and delivers vital services on behalf of a supportive community,  please review  the job announcement, submit a cover letter, completed job application along with your resume to email. This position is open until filled, with the first review of applicants not later than August 25, 2017.

WADE LEISHMAN APPOINTED BY SCOTTS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Scotts Valley Water District today announced Wade Leishman was appointed July 17 and sworn in July 20 to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors. As a director, Mr. Leishman will also have an opportunity to serve on board committees and represent the District regionally and statewide. The appointment is to complete a partial term that will last until November 2018.

“In joining the Scotts Valley Water District Board, Wade is taking the long view on water resources and the future of our community,” said Board President Ruth Stiles. “I’m confident this district and our customers will benefit greatly from Wade’s perspective and commitment to community.”

“I have the sincere desire to help manage, maintain, protect and sustain our vital resources in hopes that my daughters may one day be able to raise their families in Scotts Valley,” said Mr. Leishman in applying for appointment to the board.

The Board of Directors has oversight over Scotts Valley Water District and appoints the General Manager to handle day-to-day operations. The Directors have the power to set the budget, set water rates and establish policies that support the vision and mission of the District. The Board meets monthly to provide direction to the staff on matters such as groundwater sustainability, statewide mandates and regional conjunctive use projects.

Mr. Leishman is currently employed as a senior IT manager for a global technology manufacturing company. He also owns and operates his own small business.  Mr. Leishman has lived in Scotts Valley for more than 10 years with his wife, Dewana and twin daughters, Jennifer and Emily.

The Board of Directors vacancy was created when longtime District Director Ken Kannegaard died May 27 following a courageous battle with cancer. Director Kannegaard had served on the board since 2006 and was a highly dedicated public servant.

ABOUT SCOTTS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

Scotts Valley Water District is a public agency providing water service over six square miles including most of the City of Scotts Valley and a portion of the unincorporated areas north of the city limits. The community of Scotts Valley places a high value on livability, innovation and planning for the future. Scotts Valley Water District is proud to play a vital role in supporting those efforts by providing a reliable, sustainable, high-quality water supply. Through partnership with our community, strategic investment in resources and pursuit of new ideas, Scotts Valley Water District is redefining its historic role in order to meet future challenges and turn them into opportunities.