January 24, 2023


Congrats on your retirement, Jeffery!

Jeff served LWD with distinction for over 42 years, and recently retired in December. He began his service as a Maintenance I worker before climbing the ranks to the Maintenance Supervisor position and then later became the Field Services Superintendent in January 2011.

He played an integral role in the District's operational and maintenance improvements, including transitioning LWD's maintenance priorities to inspecting pipelines with the CCTV truck and incorporating the information into the asset management plan, a key planning tool used to prioritize repairs and replacement.

His knowledge of LWD's collections system and equipment resulted in LWD achieving nine statewide Collection System of Year Awards from the @California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and numerous other local and state awards.

Jeff was also recognized by the CWEA San Diego section as the Maintenance Person of the Year in 1993, Supervisor of the Year in both 2004 and 2006, and in 2017 he received CWEA's PICK award acknowledging him for his Professionalism, Ingenuity, Contribution and Knowledge.

Jeff's overall dedication and support to LWD has made positive impacts to LWD resulting in the construction of the Gafner Water Recycling Facility, the Site Improvement Project, and other major upgrades and improvements.

We want to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Jeff for over 42 years of outstanding and distinguished service to the District.