RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif.— The Santa Fe Irrigation District has announced the upcoming retirement of District General Manager Michael Bardin. Bardin will retire at the end of 2018, after more than fourteen years at the helm of the water district and nearly 40 years of public service. The District’s Board of Directors will launch a search for the next General Manager with the help of Alliance Recruitment Resources.
“Mr. Bardin has provided great leadership to the District for 14 years building an organization and a professional culture that is an outstanding example for any public agency.” said Board President, Michael Hogan, “At this time, the Board is committed to selecting a General Manager that will ensure continued success for the District.”
For the remainder of the year, while the Board works on bringing in a new General Manager, Bardin will continue to work on major initiatives currently underway at the District such as the Cost of Service Study and updating water rates.