To run the water district efficiently, the board contracts with a range of local professionals who have expertise in operations, engineering, law and accounting. Below are the key people who provide these essential services:

James Dunton, District Manager

Russian River Utility
7131 Mirabel Road, Forestville, California

Jamie, as he is called, is one of the founders of Russian River Utility established at the same time as Russian River County Water District. He is currently the President of Russian River Utility.

Jack Locey, District Engineer

Jack Locey, District Engineer

Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers
5570 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, California

John (Jack) Locey is a registered civil engineer and senior principal with Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers, the firm that has provided engineering services to the district since its creation in 1983.

Jack has been working with the district for over 25 years, initially helping prepare the feasibility study that guided the district’s formation and, since the late 1980s, as district engineer.

Jack and other key members of Brelje & Race serve in a similar capacity for several other utility districts in Sonoma County.

William L. Adams, District Legal Counsel

William L. Adams
Johnston Thomas Attorneys at Law, PC
1400 North Dutton Avenue, Suite 21, Santa Rosa, California

A native of Chicago, Bill has more than 30 years of experience in successful strategic planning, policy implementation and leadership team development in both the public and private sectors.

An innovative, solution-oriented attorney, he serves as a counselor and advocates for clients across the spectrum of legal services from proactive risk advice and cooperative transactions to crisis resolution and litigation.

Vicky Mwangi, District Administrator

Vicky Mwangi, District Administrator

VM Accounting Services
1101 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, California

Vicky Mwangi is a certified public accountant with over 20 years’ experience. She joined the RRCWD team in 2004 to assist with financial reporting, becoming board secretary and district administrator shortly thereafter.

Vicky maintains the district’s financial records (save water billing) and coordinates required annual audits with the district’s independent auditor.

Hal Wood, Consultant (Retired District Manager)

Hal Wood, Consultant (Retired District Manager)

Russian River Utility
7131 Mirabel Road, Forestville, California

Hal Wood, District Manager, is president of the Russian River Utility Company, which has maintained and operated the district’s water system under contract to the board of directors since the district’s formation in 1983.

RRU’s responsibilities include water production, distribution, treatment, storage, customer service and billing, Their offices are across from the Forestville fire station and can be reached at 707-887-7735.