Good Evening Friends and Neighbors,
I received good news from the San Diego Registrar of Voters Office today, Elvira Vargas, the Elections Manager, said “Congratulations, see you in 4 years!” Yes, no one decided to run against me for Helix Water District, Division 4. and it is my pleasure to serve another term for YOU!
The past 4 years have flown by. Covid took us all by surprise, but I am very proud to say that we kept the water flowing 24/7/365, worked on projects for the future and kept mindful on the cost of water. We are going through a drought throughout the West, Delta and Colorado River, but, with the planning of our region, and conservation, we are just fine on our water supplies right now. However, please do not waste water and if you are tech savy, buy a device that keeps track of your water in real time, tells you if you have a leak and more, I have the FLUME, $200 and there is a $100 rebate!
One thing that has come up quickly is the retirement of our General Manager, Carlos Lugo. He has been our General Manager for over 10 years and has been at Helix for over 30 years. He has been a great General Manager. He started as an Assistant Engineer and moved up the ranks to Director of Engineering and then to General Manager. He has been a huge part of the success of Helix Water District. He has worked with this Board with such grace, patience and gusto (blood, sweat & tears)! We are going to miss him. Tomorrow will be his last Board Meeting, and we will be recognizing his contribution, Item 6.
To join this meeting virtually
Zoom Meeting ID: 895 2206 7059 & Meeting Passcode: 468657
AGENDA REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3 p.m. 7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
At the next meeting in September, we will have our new General Manager, Brian Olney. Brian has been with the District for over 20 years and his knowledge of the District is just as amazing as Carlos. The past 9 months he has been working as Assistant General Manager and he is ready to take the lead.
That is all I have for now. Thank you again for trusting me as your Helix Water District representative, please know if you have any questions, you can call me or email me or tweet or Facebook me any time!
Be Water Wise,
Kathleen Coates Hedberg, PE, MPH
President, Helix Water District
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Author: Kathleen Hedberg
Civil Engineer in 4th Term as a Helix Water District Board Director and Past President of the Board!