While retirements are not unusual events among the more than one hundred employees at the District, we are seeing five long-time employees move to the next phase of their lives in the first half of 2022. Melinda Garcia, a lead in the Customer Service Department staff, retired at the end of March after more than 35 years at the District. Gary Cook, a lead electrician in our Electrical Department, retired in April after being with the District since 1992. Debi Manglallan, a coordinator in our Wastewater Operations Department, will retire in May after 31 years of service. Tom Zawacki, the District’s Assistant Water Operations Manager, also leaves in May with over 33 years at the District. John Jensen, the second longest tenured employee at the District, retires in June from our Development Services Department after 42 years of service. Together, these five dedicated employees represent more than 170 years of exceptional service to the District and its customers. Congratulations to all!