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Richard P. Santos, Director - District 3


Richard Santos   
Re-elected:  November 2012
Term expires:  December 2016

Board Ad Hoc Committee Assignments:
Recycled Water Ad Hoc Committee
Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee

Board Advisory Committee Assignments:
Agricultural Water Advisory Committee

External Committee Assignments

California WateReuse Association Education,
   Legislative & Potable Reuse Committees
Landscape Committee
Northern California Latino Water Coalition (Alt.)
Pajaro River Watershed Flood Protection Authority (Alt.)
San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority Bd., Division 4
Santa Clara Co. Emergency Operations Area Council (Alt.)
Santa Clara Co. Special Districts Association
Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan Joint Powers Authority (Alt.)
South County Regional Wastewater Authority (Alt.)
Redevelopment Successor Agency - Sunnyvale (Alt.)

Joint Committee Assignments:
Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee - San Jose, Santa Clara,
   and Treatment Plant Advisory Committee
San Felipe Division Reach 1 Committee (Alt.)

Alviso resident Richard Santos retired as a Fire Captain from the San Jose Fire Department
with 33 years of service. During his tenure at the San Jose Fire Department, he was elected
vice chair for 12 years on the San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Board and was a labor
representative of the San Jose Firefighters local union. He was then and is still very active as
a volunteer for community services and as chair, spearheaded several civic activity fundraiser
projects. He was appointed to the 28-member South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Committee.

Richard was appointed by the San Jose Mayor and City Council to the Envision San Jose 2040
General Plan 37-member task force, and recognized as "Citizen of the Year for 2006" by the
Berryessa Citizen Advisory Council.

Richard earned his Bachelor's degree in public administration from Farelston and Nova Colleges
and Associate's degrees in police science and fire science. He also has a lifetime teaching
credential from the California Community College system, where he taught fire science at Mission

Director Santos may be contacted by e-mail at or by phone at (408)234-7707. 

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