DIRECTOR OF WATER QUALITY & RESOURCE RECOVERY
Aaron’s lengthy career includes a variety of roles in project management, environmental compliance, workplace safety, laboratory, maintenance and collections systems operations, as well as serving as plant operations superintendent. He is experienced in presenting to boards, communicating with customers, regulators and other stakeholders, and leading, developing and collaborating with staff. Aaron worked for eight years at the City of Richmond as a Veolia Water employee under contract to the City, where he collaborated with the West County Agency and managed wastewater operations and related activities for the City. In that role, he oversaw operations, maintenance, laboratory, sewer and storm operations and maintenance, customer and client relations, capital planning and construction, budgeting and financial oversight, and regulatory and safety compliance. Prior to his time in Richmond, Aaron worked for 15 years in various operational, environmental compliance and safety roles for public and private organizations and companies. He has been integral in helping organizations evolve by enhancing customer and internal relations, improving communications, and building community involvement and trust. Aaron holds certifications in Plant Operations, Environmental Compliance, Laboratory, Industrial Waste Treatment, and Safety. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 2006.