North Tahoe Public Utility District has new leader |

North Tahoe Public Utility District has new leader

Submitted PhotoPaul Schultz, newly appointed general manager of the North Tahoe Public Utility District.

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. and#8212; One of the North Shoreand#8217;s utility and recreation districts has a new leader.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District board of directors voted to appoint Paul Schultz as its new general manager and CEO at its April 12 regular meeting.

and#8220;I am honored and flattered that the board of directors has put this trust and confidence in me,and#8221; Schultz said in an interview this week. and#8220;I will continue the objective of providing safe and reliable sewer and water service to residents of the district while protecting the lake.and#8221;

Schultz has been employed at NTPUD for about one year, serving as its planning and engineering manager, according to a district press release.

He previously worked independently as a civil engineer in the Tahoe area for four years and brings a total of more than 25 ears of experience in the fields of civil and environmental engineering to NTPUD.

After earning a bachelorand#8217;s and masterand#8217;s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Sacramento, Schultz worked as a principal engineer at San Francisco-based URS Corporation, which provides project management services to various international public and private institutions.

Schultz currently holds a valid engineering license in both California and Nevada along with general contracting licenses in California and Utah.

He has executed numerous publicly and privately funded engineering projects throughout the western United States, the release states.

Lane Lewis, president of NTPUD board of directors, cited Schultzand#8217;s experience in the water, wastewater, stormwater and drainage specialties along with his experience in project management, planning and design.

and#8220;We are enthusiastic about his vast experience in management and utilities to continue to move our Capital Improvement Program forward,and#8221; Lewis said. and#8220;We are pleased to seat him as our next general manager and continue moving the district forward.and#8221;

Schultz said some of the large projects on the horizon include developing programs to rehabilitate shorezone waste water pump stations, mainline sewer pipes in Kings Beach and the National Avenue water treatment plant.

and#8220;We are in excellent financial condition,and#8221; Schultz said.

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