Each Board Member is elected at large and serves a four-year term. Terms are staggered and elections are held in November of even-numbered years. Candidates must be a United States Citizen, at least 18 years of age and reside within the boundaries of the Goleta Sanitary District. Election procedures and deadlines may be obtained from the Santa Barbara County Elections Division located at 4440-A Calle Real, Santa Barbara, California 93110 or download here from the Assessor's website.  

As part of the District’s commitment to excellence in Board Governance, on April 18, 2018, all board members of the Goleta Sanitary District were awarded certificates for completion of the California Special Districts Association three day Special District Leadership Academy. This is one of the requirements for the District to be recognized as a District of Distinction. This honor is bestowed on Districts, their Boards, and Management Teams for committing to transparency, sound operating practices, comprehensive governance training for the entire Board, and certification of the General Manager in administration and governance best practices. The Goleta Sanitary District has already earned the certificate for excellence in transparency and is working on the criteria this spring and summer to qualify for the District of Distinction platinum level, demonstrating a comprehensive approach to excellence in district administration and governance. With the Board’s success in completing this training, the District is one step closer to achieving this goal. 

Steven T. Majoewsky, President

Served on the board between 1986 and 2012. He was re-elected November, 2014

George W. Emerson

On the board since 1994

Sharon Rose

On the board since 2012

Jerry D. Smith

On the board since 2008

Robert O. Wageneck 

Appointed July 2017

Governing Board Standing, Ad Hoc and Other Committees see CA Form 806 dated 1/17/2018

Governing Board Administrative Code dated 7/21/18


  • Steve Wagner, P.E. - General Manager/District Engineer
  • Rob Mangus - Finance and Human Resources Manager
  • Lena Cox - Laboratory and Technical Services Manager
  • Luis Astorga - Collections System Manager
  • Laura Romano - Management Analyst
  • John Crisman - Plant Operations Manager
  • Todd Frederick - Operations Supervisor
  • Chuck Smolnikar - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
  • Teresa Kistner - Industrial Waste Control Officer
  • Guisel Razo - Administration Supervisor

photo of Jose HernandezEmployee of the Quarter

Jose Hernandez

Jose has been employed at the District for almost 17 years. He is an extremely hard worker and known to all of his co-workers as a great team player. His upbeat attitude and will-do approach to all tasks, makes him approachable and reliable. We congratulate Jose on being the District’s first Employee of the Quarter award recipient.

Mission Statement

We protect public health and the environment by responsible wastewater collection, treatment and resource recovery to meet present and future community needs.