West Bay Sanitary District Names Sergio Ramirez New District Manager

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After an extensive state-wide recruitment the West Bay Sanitary District has announced that Sergio Ramirez will become their new District Manager effective July 1.  Sergio will replace Phil Scott, who served as District Manager for 10 years before recently announcing his retirement.

Sergio began his career in public service at Bayshore Sanitary District of Brisbane California, as well as the Town of Woodside, and the Town of Los Altos Hills by way of Collection System Maintenance Services, a private firm in Redwood City, owned by Rich Landi, a long time CWEA member and one of the first State Collection System Committee Chairmen. Under Mr. Landi’s leadership Sergio became certified through the California Water Environment Association (CWPCA at the time). Sergio then joined Castro Valley Sanitary District and then the management team at the City of Foster City. Ten years ago, he joined West Bay Sanitary District as the Operations Superintendent. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur of Belmont, California and a Grade IV in Collection System Maintenance.

Sergio comments, “I’m really enjoying my time here at West Bay Sanitary District. Working with a progressive staff and Board of Directors is fantastic and I feel blessed to have benefitted from great mentors along the way including, most recently, the retired District Manager, Phil Scott.” He continues, “I’m looking forward to continuing to serve the community for many years and continuing my volunteer work with CWEA.

Sergio gives thanks to CWEA and its membership in helping him create a road map in which to succeed. Sergio mentioned, “I’ve been very fortunate to have been mentored by people such as Rich Landi, Roland Williams of Castro Valley Sanitary District, Lenny Rather of Oro Loma, Paul Louis of Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Walter Lunn of Stege Sanitary District, and John Larson of Central San. Sergio concluded with, “I’d like to take this time to thank CWEA for this great career opportunity and encourage every wastewater worker that with hard work, dedication, and listening to those around you, can play a significant role in your development and success.”

Protecting Public Health and Environment is a true passion for Sergio. As the District’s Executive Director, Sergio will oversee a staff of 30, over 200 miles of wastewater pipeline and 12 pump stations in Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Atherton and parts of East Palo Alto, Redwood City and unincorporated Santa Clara County and the MBR Recycled Water Treatment Plant in Sharon Heights.