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

Jerry D. Smith, President

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

Steven T. Majoewsky

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

Board-Related Documents

California Form 806 dated 02/22/2021 

Governing Board Standing, Ad Hoc and Other Committees assignments 

Governing Board Administrative Code dated 7/01/19

    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 - Administration 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.
  • Richard Rosenbaum- Safety and Regulatory Compliance Manager- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Steve Conklin

Employee of the Year

Steve Conklin

Steve Conklin has been selected the 2020 Employee of the Year! His selection was announced at the February 24, 2021, Employee Year-End Celebration luncheon.

This well-deserved recognition went to Steve Conklin for a number of reasons. His recommender said, "Steve is always reliable to operate the plant consistently to produce compliant effluent discharge. He has an extremely high work ethic and is constantly busy while at work. Steve is very respectful to plant visitors, his coworkers, and members of management. He diligently follows instructions for laboratory procedures as they change.

Steve is very pleasant to his coworkers and he consistently wishes them a good day and offers his assistance for anything, if needed. Steve takes on responsibilities in addition to operations at the plant such as caring for the mosquito abatement chickens, performing various landscaping tasks, and creating the fantastic pipe pots that adorn the entrances to the treatment plant.

Steve Conklin

He is always willing to help other members of his department and members of other departments without hesitation or complaint."

Steve will have been with the District for 33 years as of June 29, he started back in 1988 and has the longest tenure of any employee currently working at GSD! We congratulate him on his years of service, work accomplishments, and his award as Employee of the Year.”

 


Luis Astorga

The Employee of the Quarter

Luis Astorga
Collection System Manager

This quarter's well-deserving employee is Luis Astorga. He leads a terrific team, many of whom have won this same award. His leadership by example, strong work ethic, and professionalism reflect the District's values. Luis was also recently recognized by the Santa Barbara County Chapter of the California Special District Association as Professional Staff Person of the Year. Enjoy your recognition, parking space, and half a day off Luis!

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: We protect public health and the environment through cost effective wastewater collection, treatment and resource recovery to meet present and future community needs.
Vision: To be the Region’s Leader in Water Resource Recovery through Excellence and Innovation.
Values: We value our Community, the People we Serve, and the Environment we Protect by: Acting with Integrity, Being Dependable, Being Responsible, Being Safe and, Being Innovative.