Grant DavisGrant Davis, General Manager

    Mr. Davis, as the General Manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency, is responsible for management activities related to the Water Agency’s core functions of water delivery, wastewater management, flood protection, and environmental sustainability.  An emerging focus of the Water Agency’s operations is the development of a secure, clean and renewable energy portfolio to insulate the region’s water supply from outside supply and price shocks, ensuring reliability. Currently, the Water Agency is working to expand their portfolio of renewables to offset their own energy use and to build an enterprise.

    According to Mr. Davis, “It is incumbent upon the Agency to be looking ahead to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face today.  Projects the Water Agency are undertaking are intended to be multi-benefit, providing security to our water supply while supporting broader regional benefits, including the creation of local jobs.”

    Prior to joining the Agency, Mr. Davis was Executive Director of The Bay Institute, a science-based nonprofit, dedicated to protecting the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed and improving water management in California.  Mr. Davis also worked for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and was an aide to State Senator Milton Marks of San Francisco and to Assemblywoman Lucy Killea of San Diego. Davis also operated a successful small business, specializing in strategic planning, public relations and campaign management.

    Mr. Davis currently serves on the University of California President’s Advisory Commission, for the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition, Mr. Davis is a board member of the California Utility Executives and Managers Association, Water Reuse California, and the Bay Planning Coalition.  Mr. Davis received his BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

    James JasperseJames Jasperse, Chief Engineer and Director of Groundwater Management

    Mr. Jasperse is the Chief Engineer and Director of Groundwater Management for the Sonoma County Water Agency.  Mr. Jasperse received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.  Prior to joining the Water Agency, he worked as an environmental engineering consultant specializing in groundwater resource characterization and remediation.  He is responsible for the Water Agency’s capital projects program and resource planning and management activities.  Mr. Jasperse has been a member of NATO and NSF delegations in Egypt and South Korea, respectively.  He is an author of published journal articles and book chapters on topics such as surface water-groundwater interactions, natural filtration processes, riverbank filtration, and integrated water resource management. 

    Pam JeanePamela Jeane, Assistant General Manager - Water and Wastewater Operations

    Ms. Jeane is responsible for the continuous operation and permitting of the Water Agency's potable water and sanitation facilities. She completed her bachelor's degree in civil engineering at California State University at Chico. Upon graduation, Ms. Jeane worked overseas for two years. She has been with the Water Agency since 1991 and is a registered civil engineer in the State of California.

    Michael ThompsonMichael Thompson, Assistant General Manager - Maintenance

    Mr. Thompson manages the maintenance of the Water Agency's water supply and transmission system, flood protection channels, and wastewater collection and treatment systems. Mr. Thompson, a registered civil engineer, has been with the Water Agency since 1995. He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and master's degrees in civil engineering and administration from the University of California at Davis.

    Mike Gossman, Division Manager - Administrative ServicesMichael Gossman, Division Manager - Administrative Services

    Mr. Gossman is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering the administrative, financial, and business operations of the Water Agency. Mr. Gossman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration both from Sonoma State University. He has over 15 years’ experience in the management of Public Sector finance and human resources. Mr. Gossman is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association.