Mr. Welch has been with CCWD since 1997 beginning as a Principal Engineer before promoting to Director of Engineering in 2001. In 2007, Mr. Welch became the Assistant General Manager – Engineering, overseeing the Engineering, Planning, Operations and Maintenance, and Watershed and Lands Departments. In these capacities, he led the operations and maintenance of water systems facilities serving more than 500,000 customers generating over $160 million per year while managing over 220 professional and technical staff. Mr. Welch places a strong focus on safety, performance metrics, financial management and accountability, diversity and inclusion, and customer service. Mr. Welch has a strong track record of success in completing over $1 billion in projects and programs on schedule and budget. His primary objectives managing CCWD are continuously increasing value to the customer and diversifying and increasing revenue streams.