Ventura Water Names New Assistant General Manager  

Ventura Water announced that Susan Rungren has been selected as the Assistant General Manager for the City’s water and wastewater utility.  Rungren will fill a key management position that supports the City Council’s priority of maintaining a sustainable environment by diversifying and protecting Ventura’s local water resources. 

In her new role, Mrs. Rungren will shepherd key future water supply projects such as the State Water Interconnection Project and the VenturaWaterPure project that will maximize the reuse of recycled water.  She will work closely with Ventura Water, the Public Works Department, as well as stakeholders and community organizations to meet long term water supply demands. 

Mrs. Rungren began her career with the City of Ventura in 1999 as the Utilities Engineer for the City’s Water and Wastewater Divisions and has served as the Water Resource Manager for the last seven years.  She is a licensed Professional Engineer with professional affiliations including the Association of California Water Agencies of Ventura County and the Association of California Water Agencies.  Rungren has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University.  

Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere said, “Expanding local water supplies, and improving water quality are key ingredients to diversify and protect Ventura’s 100% local water resources.  We are pleased to have Susan’s water industry expertise and experience as we look to create and build a more sustainable water future for Ventura.”   


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