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.

Brent Beazor, District Engineer

Brent Beazor, District EngineerBrelje & Race Consulting Engineers
475 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 120, Santa Rosa, California

Brent Beazor is a registered civil engineer and senior principal with Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers. A native of Forestville, Brent has been a professional civil engineer since 2000 and his experience includes numerous water utility projects for local agencies and districts.

Brelje & Race’s services for the district extend back to preparing the feasibility study that guided its formation in 1983. The firm has provided district engineering to RRCWD since the late 1980s and provides district engineering services to several other utility districts in Sonoma County.

William L. Adams, District Legal Counsel

William L. Adams, PC
P.O. Box 1050, Windsor, 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.