Beau Goldie, Chief Executive Officer
Beau Goldie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the water management agency for Santa Clara County's 1.8 million people. Mr. Goldie is focused on leading the agency's unique integrated water resources mission which includes the supply of clean safe water, flood protection, and stewardship of streams.
Mr. Goldie joined the district in 1984 as an engineer and has worked in water supply planning, groundwater protection, environmental compliance, and watershed programs. Before being appointed as CEO, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Capital Programs Services.
A resident of Morgan Hill, Mr. Goldie serves on the board of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resources Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
CEO Beau Goldie was the May 29, 2012 guest on KLIV 1590's hour-long call-in "CEO Show." Shiloh Ballard, the Vice President of Housing & Community Development for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, was the guest host and conducted the interview.
A recorded podcast of the show is available for download from KLIV's website.
Stan Yamamoto, District Counsel
Stan Yamamoto began his service as District Counsel on February 1, 2010. Mr. Yamamoto is a graduate of San Jose State University and earned his law degree at the University of Santa Clara School of Law. His experience in the public sector encompasses more than 29 years including having served as the City Attorney for the cities of Redwood City, Riverside, and Modesto California. He was a recipient of a National Urban Fellowship and received recognition as Management Leader of the Year (Public Sector) by the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management , University of California , Riverside.
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Michele L. King, CMC, Clerk of the Board
Michele King was appointed Clerk of the Board on Jan. 12, 2010. As a Board Appointed Officer, she answers directly to the Board of Directors and supervises a staff of 10. Ms. King has been with the district since 2004 and has had over 12 years experience in providing support to elected officials of special districts. As a Certified Municipal Clerk and a member of the Northern California Clerks Association and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, she brings years of experience and training to her job of assisting Board members and the public.
As Clerk, her priorities are ensuring that the public has access to the board’s information and records as well as supporting board members so they can do the jobs they were elected to do. Ms. King is an expert in state regulatory requirements, such as the Ralph M. Brown Act, which ensures through posting and archiving of records that the public has equal access to the information of the district’s elected officials. While overseeing her staff, she also makes sure the district complies with regulations and deadlines for board and committee meetings, agenda publications, frequent Groundwater Production Charge Protests, directors’ schedules and travel plans, Lobbyist Ordinance compliance, public record requests, directors’ expenses, and the Board of Directors, Board Advisory and Ad Hoc Committee, and Clerk of the Board annual budgets. .
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Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer: Water Utility Enterprise
James Fiedler is the Chief Operating Officer for the district’s Water Utility Enterprise. He has served in this capacity since 2007. A member of the district staff since 1982 he has over 29 years of leadership and engineering experience in the area of water supply, flood control and watershed stewardship. His management and technical experience includes regional water resources, flood and environmental planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of water supply and flood protection infrastructure.
Mr. Fiedler is a registered civil engineer in California. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and graduate of Stanford University with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering.
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Norma Camacho, Chief Operating Officer: Watersheds
Norma J. Camacho is the Chief Operating Officer for the district's Watersheds Operations. She joined the district in March 2012. Ms. Camacho has more than 25 years of long-range planning, program development, finance, and capital projects experience. Most recently she was the director of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, directing day-to-day operations of a 142-person organization with a budget of $59 million. Prior to that position she served in the Ventura County Executive Office as deputy executive director of finance and budgets.
Ms. Camacho holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (structural) from Stanford University. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association, and currently serves as vice-chair of the County Engineers Association of California Flood Control Committee.
Jesús Nava, Chief Administrative Officer
Jesús Nava joined the water district in October 2012. As the chief administrative officer, Mr. Nava is responsible for the planning, management, performance and improvement of the district’s major administrative divisions and functions. The CAO directs four divisions: Financial and Management Services, Information Management Services, Procurement and Operational Services, and Human Resources. Mr. Nava oversees a budget of $82 million and a staff of approximately 170.
Mr. Nava has 29 years of fiscal, administrative and policy experience. Most recently, he served for more than nine years as the finance director and treasurer of the city of Burlingame, California, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial services as well as directing information technology services.
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