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East Valley Water District recognized as first place in Top Workplaces for small companies
The Press Enterprise’s Inland Empire Top Workplaces recently recognized East Valley Water District (EVWD) with honors as the first place Top Workplaces Award in the small company category for the second consecutive year. EVWD was also recognized as an Honorable Mention company in the small company category in 2015.
The program utilizes a survey to offer employees an opportunity to provide honest, anonymous feedback on topics such as management, benefits, job satisfaction and social responsibility. The award is of special significance because it is based solely on employee feedback. EVWD earned the recognition from above average positive responses and a 94 percent participation rate from the District’s employees.
EVWD was formed in 1954. It provides water and wastewater services to over 102,000 residents within the city of Highland and portions of both the city and county of San Bernardino. EVWD operates under the direction of a 5-member elected Board and employs more than 60 people.
“For three consecutive years our employees have shown that they take great pride in being a member of the East Valley Water District family,” commented John Mura, CEO/General Manager. “We work hard to be a world class organization that enhances the quality of life for the community, and this includes taking steps to support our employees through the encouragement of leadership, accountability, and professional development.”
The Inland Empire Top Workplaces competition, hosted by the Press Enterprise newspaper, ranks employers in three categories: large, mid-size and small companies. The Press-Enterprise and its parent company, Inland News Group, recognized 33 companies and organizations in Inland Empire as Top Workplaces 2017 across the three categories. The newspaper group contends that top workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.
“At East Valley Water District, we strive to achieve the impossible every day, and only through the commitment and dedication of our team can we reach those goals,” commented Board Chairman Chris Carrillo. “This award is truly an honor, because it highlights the positive workplace culture that we have worked so hard to develop.”