MCWRA News – GDPUD/County of Tuolumne/CAL FIRE Grant

June 11, 2017

MCWRA would like to welcome and congratulation Steve Palmer as the new general manager for Georgetown Divide Public Utility District.  Steve is a licensed civil engineer with 22 years of engineering experience.  Over the last 14 years Steve has worked for several California cities managing infrastructure improvement projects, reviewing residential subdivision projects, and managing public works maintenance activities.

Steve most recently served as Public Works Director and City Engineer for the City of St Helena. At the City of St Helena, his most significant challenges were updating water and wastewater rates to address deferred maintenance and new regulations, addressing many years of deferred maintenance of city facilities and infrastructure, complying with new water conservation regulations, and upgrading an aging wastewater treatment plant.

Prior to working at the City of St Helena, Steve served as City Engineer for the Cities of Wildomar and Lincoln, and as a Capital Project Manager for the City of Elk Grove.

Steven grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from University of California, Riverside in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering.  He was in the first graduating class of environmental engineers.  While at UCR he participated in the University Honors Program, and played goaltender for the NCAA Water Polo Team.

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