Executive Management Team

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General Manager

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Assistant General Manager
Chief of Staff

The mission of the Goleta Water District is to provide a reliable supply of quality water at the most reasonable price to the present and future customers within the Goleta Water District. The Executive Management team is led by the General Manager, John McInnes, in close coordination with Assistant General Manager, David Matson who also serves as Chief of Staff. The District features four distinct Departments – Administration, Operations, Engineering, and Water Supply and Conservation. The Executive Management Team is charged with the management of a service area spanning 29,000 acres and including more than 270 miles of pipeline, approximately 16,600 service connections, eight storage reservoirs, groundwater wells, and the Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant.


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Administration Manager/CFO

The Administration Department includes Financial Management, Reporting, Information Technology, Customer Service, Human Resources, and Public Outreach. Accounting services ensure proper controls and processes are in place to accurately collect revenue and disburse expenditures. Routine transaction services include accounts payable, accounts receivable, investment and cash management, annual budget preparation, monthly budget tracking, cash flow analysis, payroll and benefit processing, rate analysis and annual audit report preparation. Customer Service is the initial point of contact for the community, handling incoming calls, receiving visitors, and managing the billing and collection process for approximately 16,600 customer connections. Human Resources works closely with District management to recruit, train, and retain the most qualified personnel for the District.  

The Public Outreach program includes all District communications, media relations, press releases, special outreach initiatives, newsletters, and oversight of the website and internet presence. Public outreach staff identifies innovative and effective communication methods to engage with and understand the customer base, ensuring District services align with customer needs and values.


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Engineering and Infrastructure Manager

The Engineering and Infrastructure (E&I) Department includes programs and functions related to capital infrastructure planning and implementation, including maintenance and improvement of three water systems and associated facilities: the Potable Water System, the Goleta West Conduit System, and the Recycled Water System to ensure the water treatment and delivery systems are designed and installed to meet regulatory standards and the community’s water supply needs. In total, District water systems treat and deliver more than 3 billion gallons of water annually to more than 87,000 people living in the region.

E&I also performs the review of new water services, engineering research and analysis, and management of the Geographic Information System (GIS) and is responsible for capital project management, consistent with the implementation of the District Five-Year Infrastructure Improvement Plan and Sustainability Plan. Specific efforts include developing project budgets, cost estimates, and prioritization schedules to meet the needs of the District over the five-year planning horizon. To keep costs stable and prioritize investment, E&I focuses on maintaining, upgrading, and replacing vital infrastructure needed to ensure long-term capital asset integrity.


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Water Supply and Conservation Manager

The Water Supply and Conservation Department includes the following categories: Water Resources, Conservation Programs, and New Water Services.

Conservation and efficient water use helps preserve and extend water supplies for all District customers. New Water Services focus on establishing relationships with new customers through the water service application process. The Water Resources program supports the ongoing management of water supply agreements and coordinates the District foundational resource plans, including the Groundwater Management Plan, Water Supply Management Plan (WSMP), Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), and the Sustainability Plan.