Forty-two Honored with OCWD Service Awards

At the core of OCWD’s success is recruiting and retaining a talented workforce. This year, 42 of its 218 employees celebrated work milestones for a combined 530 years of service. The following is a list of employee recipients.

Two employees, Jeremy Davis, supervising chemist, and John Souza, shift supervisor IV, celebrated 40 years with the District. When asked his favorite part about working for the District, Jeremy replied, “Working with the greatest team of people I can imagine for so many years, and working in such an important field; the field of ensuring the quality of water for Orange County.”

Forty Years Service

Jeremy Davis, Supervising Chemist
John Souza, Shift Supervisor IV

Thirty Year Service

Cathy Skousen, Senior Administrative Support Specialist

Twenty-Five Years  Service

Menu Leddy, Principal Scientist
Justin McKeever, Lead Distribution Technician

Twenty Years Service

Mehul Patel, Director of Water Production
John Pham, Senior Network Administrator
Marc Wedge, Senior I and E Technician
Greg Woodside, Executive Director of Planning and Natural Resources

Fifteen Years Service

Michelle Boyd, Supervising Environmental Specialist
Frank Duarte, Chemist
Timothy Stevens, Senior Auto and Equipment Mechanic
Patrick Versluis, Water Quality Director
Jeannie Young, Principal Project Accountant

Ten Years Service

Scott Brandon, Lead I and E Technician
Ramon Camacho, Maintenance Utility Technician
Scott Davidson, Senior Distribution Technician
Michael Ewing, Lead Operator
Don Haffke, Senior Maintenance Technician Grade III
Scott Hollender, Senior Plant Operator III
Jeffrey Kirkwood, Maintenance Technician Grade II
Phuong Lam, Chemist
Derrick Mansell, Senior Plant Operator III
David McMichael, Senior Environmental Specialist
Tyson Neely, Operations Manager – GWRS
Craig Patterson, Senior Environmental Technician
Robert Phillips, Maintenance Supervisor
Russell Sutton, Shift Supervior IV
Eleanor Torres, Director of Public Affairs
Luis Torres, Lead Operator
Ritchie Valdez, Maintenance Technician Grade II
Marsha Westropp, Senior Planner
Christopher Wilson, Senior Heavy Equipment Operator
Wei Xu, Principal Project Accountant

Five Years Service

Pauline Bouyounes, Risk and Safety Manager
Benjamin Smith, Engineer
Stephen Strand, Senior GIS Analyst