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Barry Nitzberg Appointed to Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors

At it's meeting of May 2, 2024 the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District selected Barry Nitzberg to fill a vacant Seat on the Board, following the resignation of a Board member earlier this year.

Mr. Nitzberg was sworn in at a special Board meeting on May 6, and the appointment is effective until December 2024. This seat will be up for election in November 2024 to complete the remaining two years of the term (to December 2026).

I’m very grateful to have been selected to serve on the Board, and I look forward to offering my skills and expertise to help this organization advance its mission,” said Nitzberg. “As a Board member, I know that our policy decisions are crucial to ensure the District stays on track in providing excellent wastewater treatment services and high-quality recycled water, while keeping a focus on protecting the environment.

Nitzberg has been in the plumbing industry for many years, initially as a Journeyman Plumber with U.A. Local 38, then as a Licensed Plumbing Contractor in Marin County, followed by employment as Senior Territory Manager for plumbing products manufacturer Moen, Inc. He subsequently joined PACE Supply Corp., a wholesale supplier of plumbing, water works, wastewater, water treatment and hydronics. At PACE, an employee-owned company, Nitzberg served as a member of the Board of Directors and, until his retirement in 2015, held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Organizational Development.

Nitzberg holds a BA degree in Geography. He has been a resident of the District’s service area since 2013 and is a member of the Santa Venetia Neighborhood Association. Long a concerned environmentalist, Nitzberg co-founded a chapter of the American Cetacean Society of Marin County, for which he coordinated presentations by national and international experts on the status of whale populations, and he personally conducted an informational program on the California Grey Whale and other marine mammals.

The District’s Board of Directors sets policy and makes a variety of decisions governing the District’s operations of providing effective wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling services. The Board focuses on critical policy issues involving budgets and funding, operations/infrastructure, partnerships, and other vital matters which guide the overall success of the District.

The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary Sewer District serves 30,000 customers in the northern San Rafael area and manages approximately 105 miles of sewage collection pipelines. In addition to the wastewater treatment plant, the District also produces recycled water and is involved in solar and biogas power generation, garbage collection, and a multi-faceted reclamation project, which includes a wildlife pond, irrigated pastures, recycled water storage ponds, and a saltwater marsh. Visit to learn more.

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