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Jerry D. Brown
Title: General Manager
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Jerry Brown was appointed General Manager of the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) in September 2010. He has 26 years of experience in planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of water, wastewater and water recycling systems for urban areas. He has expertise in management and leadership of large organizations including strategic business planning and financial management.
Mr. Brown has been with CCWD since 2001 beginning as Director of Planning and then becoming the Assistant General Manager of Planning and Operations & Maintenance in 2008. In these capacities, he lead the operations and maintenance of water system facilities serving more than 500,000 customers while overseeing the planning activities of the District associated with securing water supply and water quality, development of new business initiatives, conducting infrastructure planning including development of the annual capital improvement program, and conducting planning studies for enlarging the Los Vaqueros Reservoir to a capacity of 160,000 acre-feet.
Mr. Brown is actively involved with the Climate Change Committee with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. He is a dedicated member of the American Water Works Association and serves as a project advisor on various water research projects including the Recycled Water Standards Committee. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he was past chair of the Committee on Engineering Management and Business Practices. He is an Executive Committee Member of CalDesal, and is also engaged in work with the Water Research Foundation as a member of the Project Advisory Committee and as a past co-chair on the Regulation/Permitting Workgroup of California Water Recycling Task Force. Mr. Brown has authored several papers and articles focused on water and wastewater management, and engineering.
Mr. Brown is a registered Civil and Mechanical Engineer in California. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University at Northridge, a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University at San Jose. His career began with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 1986. From 1991 to 2000, he worked with the East Bay Municipal Utility District. He then worked with the San Jose Water Company prior to starting with CCWD.
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