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DM Announcement Published 2020-06-01

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West Bay Sanitary District Names Sergio Ramirez New District Manager

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.  “We are pleased to announce Sergio Ramirez as the new District Manager of West Bay Sanitary District, effective July 1st. Mr. Ramirez has been with the District for the last ten years and, as such, will provide continuity during this leadership transition.  At this time, we also wish our outgoing District Manager Phil Scott all our best and a very happy retirement” said Board President Fran Dehn.  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. There he became certified through the California Water Environment Association. 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.

Sergio is married with 8 children, and all but one have finished high school, are at universities, embarking on careers, or having grandkids to enjoy. He was born in Stanford and grew up locally, in the Fair Oaks Area of Redwood City. His mother and father are long-time Menlo Park residents, along with many other family members. 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 retiring District Manager, Phil Scott.” He continues, “I’m looking forward to continuing to serve the community for many years. Protecting Public Health and Environment is a true passion and I intend to deliver for our community.”  As the District’s chief executive, 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 new recycled water treatment plant in Sharon Heights.