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General Manager
District Manager
Steve Mack
General Manager

Steve Mack started at the District in September 2008. Steve’s prior experience includes 17 years as Water Supply and Water Resources Manager at the City of Santa Barbara, 2 ˝ years as Executive Director of the Regional Water Planning and Advisory Board of Washoe County (Reno, NV) and 10 years as hydrologist, water rights adjudicator, and water resources planner for the State of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Steve has M.S.’s in both hydrology (from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks) and urban planning (from the University of Arizona). Steve is a veteran of both the Peace Corps (Iran) and the U.S. Army.

Board of Directors
Sukey Robb-Wilder Director

Elected: 2010
Re-elected Dec. 2014

Term expires: Dec. 2018

Tim Lipinski Vice President Elected: 2012
Term expires: Dec. 2020

Pip Marquez de la Plata


Appointed: Nov, 2015
Term expires:Dec. 2020
Gaylord Schaap Director

Elected: 2006
Re-elected Dec. 2014

Term expires: Dec. 2018

Gaylord Schaap is serving his second full term as a SSWD Director. He is a life long resident of Monte Rio and Guerneville and currently has two children attending Guerneville School. Besides Sweetwater, he is active in the Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce, local civic and youth athletic associations, and is a member of the Russian River Chamber of Commerce. He has a Business Management degree from Sonoma State University, is the General Manager of the Northwood Golf Club in Monte Rio, and maintains an income tax planning and preparation business in Guerneville.
Holmer, Richard

Financial Coordinator

Appointed: June 2011
Re-elected Dec. 2014

Term expires: Dec. 2018

Rich Holmer was appointed to the Board in June 2011.  Rich presently lives in Villa Grande where he has owned his home since 1979.  He graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Health Sciences and did one years post graduate study in Environmental Health Sciences at University of California, Berkeley.  Rich worked for the County of Sonoma for 32 years before retiring in 2004.  He started working with the County in the Public Health Department and most recently worked in a management position at the Permit and Resource Management Department, a position which he held for 10 years.  Rich also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Villa Grande, a non-profit corporation which owns and manages Patterson Point Preserve in Villa Grande.




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