Goleta Sanitary District

Each of the five governing board members 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 United States citizens, 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, in April 2018 all board members of the Goleta Sanitary District were awarded certificates of completion of the California Special Districts Association's 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 executive teams for committing to transparency, having sound operating practices, completing comprehensive governance training for the entire board, and receiving certification of the general manager in administration and governance best practices. The Goleta Sanitary District earned the Certificate for Excellence in Transparency in 2017 and was awarded the prestigious District of Distinction Platinum level in Fall 2018, demonstrating a comprehensive approach to excellence in district administration and governance. These awards reflect the level of commitment and dedication to proper governance and transparency at the highest levels by the District's Board and staff.

Goleta Sanitary District's Board of Directors


Steven T. Majoewsky, President

Served on the board between 1986 and 2012. He was re-elected in November 2014. His current term expires in Nov. 2022.

George W. Emerson

Boardmember since 1994, his current term expires Nov. 2024.

       Sharon Rose

       Boardmember since 2012, her current term expires Nov. 2024.

Edward Fuller

Elected to the Board in November 2020, his current term expires Nov. 2024.

Jerry D. Smith

Boardmember since 2008, his current term expires Nov. 2022.

Board-Related Documents

California Form 806 dated 04/01/2022 

Governing Board Standing, Ad Hoc and Other Committees assignments 

Governing Board Administrative Code dated 01/03/22 

    Management Staff

  • Steve Wagner, P.E. - General Manager/District Engineer- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rob Mangus - Finance and Human Resources Manager- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lena Cox - Laboratory and Technical Services Manager- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Luis Astorga - Collection System Manager- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Laura Romano - Management Analyst- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • John Crisman - Plant Operations Manager- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pete Regis - Plant Operations Supervisor- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chuck Smolnikar - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Teresa Kistner - Industrial Waste Control Officer- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Guisel Razo - Administrative Supervisor- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Shamus O'Donnell - Collection System Supervisor- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Steve Conklin

Employee of the Year 2021

Luis Astorga

Luis Astorga has been awarded the Employee of the Year for 2021.

Luis leads his team of Collection System Maintenance Technicians in maintaining the 132+ miles of pipe and keeping things flowing to the treatment plant. The hard work of the team paid off as they were awarded the CWEA Collection System of the Year award for the Tri-Counties, and came in second place for all small systems in the State of California.

Luis models the behaviors he expects from his team, and they follow suit. They are consistently nominated for Employee of the Quarter and volunteer to lend a hand any time it's needed, and sometimes when it's not! His leadership by example, strong work ethic, and professionalism reflect the District's values.

This professional leadership quality that Luis demonstrates was recognized by the California Special Districts Association, Santa Barbara County Chapter which awarded Luis the Professional Staff Person of the Year in Fall 2021. Thank you for serving as an example to your team! Congratulations Luis.