The District saw the retirement of two employees in June. John Jensen (pictured), a Lakehaven employee since 1980, is leaving the District after 42 years of service. John has worked his entire career in the area of Development Services. With an extensive knowledge of the water distribution and wastewater collections systems, John has been involved in much of the expansion of the utility systems through the process of developer extensions. He has come to be relied on, both internally and to the development community, as a resource for utility system extensions. Ed Medina, a dependable Lakehaven employee for the past 14 years, worked in the District’s water quality section making sure the water you receive is clear, clean, and safe to use. We wish both John and Ed the best in their retirements.(Issue 200).
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! (Issue 199).