Steven Moore Appointed New General Manger at Ross Valley Sanitary District in San Rafael

With a resume of nearly 30 years in the water industry, Steven Moore was recently appointed as the general manager at the Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) based in San Rafael. He will begin his new position effective Nov. 13.

Moore was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012, reappointed in 2016 and is currently the vice chair. He will be resigning this position in order to assume the helm of the RVSD.

“Serving in my home county as the new general manager at Ross Valley Sanitary District is a natural transition for me after two terms as the sanitary engineer on the State Water Board,” said Moore. “The position of general manager meets my career objective of providing local leadership in water resources, particularly in this district, where I previously worked as a design and construction engineer. I am honored and excited to work with the talented, committed people of this historic district.”

The RVSD Board of Directors unanimously approved an employment contract with Moore at a public meeting on Oct. 25 following a five-month recruitment process. Moore replaces former General Manager Greg Norby, who left RVSD in June to accept an assistant general manager position with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

“After an extensive recruitment process, we are excited to have Steve join Ross Valley Sanitary District as general manager,” said Board President Thomas Gaffney. “His education, experience and involvement working on local and regional water issues and projects is a great fit for the District.”

Moore served on the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board from 2008 to 2012 and held staff and management positions at the Regional Water Board at various times between 1992 and 2006. Between 1989 and 2012, Moore worked as an engineer and consultant on a wide variety of water infrastructure projects, specializing in sewer reconstruction, but also with recycled water, storm water, and stream and wetland restoration. He began his career working on Environmental Impact Reports through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) throughout California, specializing in biological resources.

Moore has earned both B.S. in biological sciences and an M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University. He is a registered civil engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

In addition to his professional life, Moore is active in the region’s watershed protection community and currently leads a small nonprofit organization, Friends of Willow Creek, which conducts creek education and restoration efforts in Sausalito. The group’s goal is to bring a year-round stream back into daylight and restore a steelhead run in Sausalito as an above-ground perennial creek system connected to Richardson Bay.

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