ED SPRAGUE

WORKING HARD FOR OUR COMMUNITY 

Water is a precious resource. Proper management of our existing and future water supplies in a fiscally prudent manner is my number-one priority. During my twelve years of service on the Board of Directors, we accomplished the following: 
 

  • Fought hard with wholesale providers at the state and local level to control costs 

  • Improved the bond rating to AA+, decreasing costs of financing improvements 

  • Received awards of distinction; California Special District Association as a District of Distinction & Government Finance Officers Association for Excellence of Financial Reporting

  • OMWD has some of the lowest rates in the county  

  • OMWD is recognized as a leader in advocating for the residents of the district and region 

  • For a more detail accounting of my leadership contributions click here

 

Please allow me to continue to serve you, the residents of my division, by voting for me in November.  

I'd appreciate your vote! 

My philosophy is that public institutions must earn the respect of the citizens that they serve; this happens every day through transparency, efficiency and accountability.  I have worked to attain this by building an award winning work environment, high level of customer service, open communication with the public, and a strong financial position for Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD). These elements are imperative for achieving long-range infrastructure plans to provide a sustainable water supply for generations to come. As a board member, I have taken pride in our ability to carry out our responsibilities in a spirit of cooperation and consensus, aided by an experienced and competent staff. 

About Me

I was originally appointed to the board in 2008 to represent Division 5 and am the current board president. In addition, I serve on OMWD’s Finance, Personnel, and Ad Hoc Public Outreach committees.  I am a lifetime resident of North County San Diego and, since 1999, have resided in Carlsbad and raised my three children with my wife.  I am currently a professor of Emergency Management at Palomar College and hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from San Diego State University.

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Ed Sprague Olivenhain
Municipal Water 2020, Division 5 

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