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File #: 20-0885    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CEO Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/15/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 10/13/2020 Final action:
Title: Board Confirmation of the Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility Enterprise.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Recruitment Brochure
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
Title
Board Confirmation of the Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility Enterprise.


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
Confirm the appointment of Aaron Baker as the Chief Operating Officer of Water Utility Enterprise for the Santa Clara Valley Water District.


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SUMMARY:
Board Governance Policy Executive Limitation 3.8 states that a "Board Appointed Officer (BAO) shall present an appointment of a Chief-level position to the Board for Confirmation."

Following a competitive open recruitment process, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has selected a candidate for the position of Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility Enterprise (WUE), and recommends that the Board confirm the appointment.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Chief Operating Officer, WUE is a key member of the executive leadership team and has oversight over Valley Water's largest business area that includes the divisions of Water Utility Capital, Raw Water, Water Supply, and Treated Water. The Chief Operating Officer, WUE is responsible for overseeing the operations, maintenance, and capital improvements for the entirety of Valley Water's water utility infrastructure, from surface water reservoirs to pipeline delivery systems. The position must also manage relationships with water wholesalers, water retailers, local, state and federal agencies, elected officials, and other external stakeholders. The Chief Operating Officer, WUE, must have current knowledge of local, regional, and state-wide water issues, as well as provide leadership in short- and long-term strategic planning for the business area.

The Chief Operating Officer, WUE reports to the Assistant Chief Executive Officer (ACEO), serves at the will of the CEO, and is accordingly employed in Valley Water's unclassified service. The Chief Operating Officer, WUE is a key member of the executive leadership team and represents the CEO and Valley Water in interactions

SELECTION PROCESS
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