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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Ross Valley Sanitary District Appoints New General Manager

San Rafael, CA  October 26, 2018 – The Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Moore as General Manager. Moore will begin his new position with the District on November 13. He replaces former General Manager Greg Norby, who left the District in June to accept an Assistant General Manager position with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

The Board of Directors unanimously approved an employment contract with Mr. Moore at a public meeting on October 25.

“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.”

Mr. Moore is a civil engineer with diverse technical and managerial experience. He has provided leadership on water resources at the state level during the recent historic drought, and has worked as a consulting engineer for the District and throughout Marin County.

“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 to protect public health, the Corte Madera Creek watershed, and the San Francisco Bay.”

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 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.

For over 10 years 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 recycled water, storm water, and stream and wetland restoration. He began his career working on Environmental Impact Reports (CEQA) throughout California, specializing in biological resources.

Active in the local watershed protection community, Moore currently leads a small nonprofit organization, Friends of Willow Creek, which conducts creek education and restoration efforts in Sausalito.

Holding both a 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.


About Ross Valley Sanitary District: Established in 1899, Ross Valley Sanitary District is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. The District provides customers with high quality wastewater utility service through a system that has no avoidable sanitary sewer overflows, at the lowest sustainable cost. RVSD’s service area includes: Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, Larkspur, Bon Air, Sleepy Hollow, Kentfield, Kent Woodlands, Oak Manor, and Greenbrae. RVSD operates and maintains 200 miles of collection sewer lines and 19 pumping stations which collect, pump and transport wastewater to Central Marin Sanitation Agency for treatment. For more information, please visit


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Steven Moore will become the new

RVSD General Manager in November 2018.


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