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|NAME & POSITION||TELEPHONE||CELL||WORK EMAIL|
|Bruce A, Alexander, Superintendent||
|Debora L. DuBose, Business Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alice G. Bazaldua, Customer Accounts Clerkemail@example.com|
|Lynda D. O'Quinn, News Accts/Transfer Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susan C. Rizo, Office Clerkemail@example.com|
|Teresa Tschirhart, Part Time Office Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
BRUCE A. ALEXANDER, Superintendent
Bruce was hired April 1, 2008. He was employed with the City of Castroville for 25 years in the Public Works Department serving as the Director of Public Works for the last 10 years prior to his retirement on March 31, 2008. Bruce is licensed as a Class "B" Groundwater Operator, Customer Service Inspector and a Class "B" Wastewater Operator. He was previously licensed as a Code Enforcement Officer and Non-Commercial Applicator for Pest and Weed Control with certifications as a Building, Plumbing and Fire Inspector. He has been trained as a Safety Coordinator and on the National Incident Command System through the Department of Homeland Security as well as numerous issues related to the operations and management of Public Utilities.
Bruce currently serves as the Distrct 2 Director for the Texas Rural Water Association, an appointed member of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Stakeholder Committee representing all EAA municipal permit holders west of Bexar County, an appointed member of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Regional Advisory Group and serves on the Executive Board of the South Texas Regional Water Alliance.
In his position as Superintendent of East Medina County Special Utility District, he oversees all aspects of the District in accordance with the District's policies, objectives, and applicable laws and regulations. The Superintendent has the authority to interpret, apply, and enforce existing District policies on a consistent, nondiscriminatory basis. He supervises the entire day-to-day operation of the East Medina County SUD.
This supervision includes:
- Six wells, five plant sites, approximately 300 miles of distribution lines, over 2700 connections, serving over 9,000 people.
- All financial aspects of the District.
- Hiring, dismissal, and direct supervision of eleven (11) employees.
- Works directly with the Board of Directors.
- Compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Rules and Regulations.
- System design criteria and system demands, giving status reports to the District's Board of Directors and consulting engineer.
- Communicates and negotiates with community, local, state, and federal political entities or agencies.
- Monitors all local, state, and federal legislation directly or indirectly affecting the District.
- Represents the District on all legislative issues directly or indirectly affecting the District.
Bruce and has wife, Tammy live in Castroville and enjoy time at the family ranch between Castroville and Devine with their two children, Jeff and Jennifer.
DEBORA LYNNE DUBOSE, Business Manager
Debbie was hired in September 2003. She brought to the District two semesters of Accounting plus 23 years of experience in secretarial, clerk, payroll, inventory control, customer service, billing, and accounting procedures. She was promoted to New Accounts/Transfer Clerk in November 2005. On October 1, 2006 Debbie was promoted to Business Manager. She is a Notary, the Records Management Officer and is responsible for the Districts bookkeeping, accounting, finances, yearly budget, monthly and quarterly financial reports, preparing for the annual audit, policies, office management, elections, payrolls, inventory control, and performance evaluations of Office Personnel. She attends all Board of Directors meetings. Debbie has attended several conference and seminars on issues concerning rural water.
Debbie and her husband Tinker live in Devine where they raised two children, Mindy and Skeeter.
ALICE G. BAZALDUA, Customer Accounts Clerk
Alice began working with the District in early August 2008. She was promoted to Customer Accounts Clerk in October 2009.
Alice came to the District with more than 25 years of experience in customer service. Much of her experience is in taking utility payments, billing inventory control and accounting along with computer related issues. She has nine years of experience in preparing annual reports associated with the operations of water, sewer and gas utilities.
Alice recently got married. Her and her husband reside in the Natalia area . She has four children and three granddaughters.
LYNDA D. O'QUINN, New Accounts/Transfer Clerk
Lynda was hired on Oct 5, 2006 as the Office Clerk. Lynda was recently promoted to the New Accounts/Transfer Clerk. For the past seven years she has worked in the plumbing field working with contractors on installing all types of utilities, from the ground up. She has done estimates of jobs, read blueprints and ordered materials. Lynda also has over eleven years experience in the office and management field. She has done billing, ordering, payroll, inventory control, accounts payable and receivable in local convenience stores. Lynda's duties are to answer the telephone, wait on customers, enter the meter readings, post payment and late fees to customers account. She also helps in other areas of the office as needed.
Lynda and her two girls Rebecca and Shaunna live in the Natalia area. They enjoy various sports through the youth organization and school.
SUSAN C. RIZO, Office Clerk
Susan sterted with the District in December 2009. She brings the District her utility experience from the City of Lyle. Susan and her husband and children live in the Natalia area.
TERESA TSCHIRHART, Part Time Office Clerk, Teresa joined the staff in August 2017 after retiring from TXDOT. Teresa and husband Scott and their four girls live in the LaCoste area.
CHRISTOPHER KEVIN FOWLER, Foreman
Chris returned to the District on October 1, 2008 after being gone for two years. He had previously been with the District since April 10, 1995. Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in every facet of our systems operations. He currently has a Class "C" Water Operator License and a Customer Inspection License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He has trained in water utility safety, chlorinator maintenance, groundwater production, water distribution, water sampling and field analysis and as a water system inspector. Chris has an excellent working relationship with adjacent water purveyors, County Commissioners and TxDot.
Chris and his family are lifelong residents of Medina County. Chris has four children Carl and Cody have graduated from Devine and Camie and Rebecca are attending school in Devine.
FIDENCIO "FELIX" RUIZ, Serviceman/Operator
Felix started with the District in July 2013 as a water utility serviceman. One of his duties is to help maintain the inventory. Felix and his family live in the Devine area.
DANIEL VERA, Water Utility Worker
Daniel has recently returned back to work for the District in July 2014, after being gone for 3 years. Danny had previously worked for the District for 4 years as a Serviceman. Danny lives in the Devine area.
MAX LUNSTRUM, Water Utility Worker Max is new to the District. He and his family live in the Castroville area.
ANTONIO RAMIREZ, Water Utiliy Worker Antonio comes to us after working at TXDOT. He and his family live in the Natalia area.
DAVID STRAUSS, Water Utility Worker David is also new to the District. He and his family live in the Devine area.