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  • Current Title: General Manager
  • I am interested In: Full time

Logan Olds VVWRA


Summary

Natural resource planning professional Logan Olds currently heads the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA), a wastewater treatment agency serving the communities of Victor Valley in San Bernardino County, California. Responsible for the general oversight of the organization since 2005, Logan Olds currently manages a $178 million capital budget and $9 million operational budget, as well as more than 40 full-time employees.

During his tenure as general manager of the VVWRA, Logan Olds has achieved important inroads and managed major capital projects for the agency. For example, he established an innovative bio-solids land application site permit and monitoring initiative and oversaw a $7 million wastewater treatment plant expansion. Additionally, he updated district employee policies and worked with other governmental authorities to revise the water district’s system of issuing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits.

Outside of running the VVWRA, Logan Olds actively participates in regional and national professional groups. He currently serves on the executive boards of the California Special District Risk Management Association and the Workforce Investment Board. He also operates as an alternative board member for the Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District.


Objectives

To work for an agency that values “out of the box” solutions, strong interpersonal relationships with the local community and
engaging leaders on a statewide and national level; all while having fun working together to meet our common goals.


Education

California Special District Institute
California Special District Institute , California
Grade:
Special District Administrator

Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University , Arcata, CA
Grade:
Ecology

Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University , Arcata
Grade:
Wastewater Utilization/Natural Resource Planning & Interpretation.


Employment History

April 2005 – Present: General Manager
Company: Victor Valley Wastewater
Hesperia
Employee-Board liaison, Generates and implements district budget and capital improvement plan, monitors and analyzes significant national and state public policy issues, works collaboratively with regulatory officials from various governmental organizations, Identifies and revises legal issues concerning district policies and ordinances, etc.

May 2000 – January 2005: General Manager
Company: Susanville Consolidated Sanitary
Susanville, CA
Generated and implemented District Budget and Capital Improvement Plan, Prepared all documentation for State Revolving Fund Loan Program and Grants, etc.

June 1998 – March 1999: Interim Director of Operations
Company: Hydesville Water District
Hydesvill, CA
Kept board apprised of district's operational status, ensured that water treatment facilities met state and federal guidelines, repaired faulty equipment for disinfection and delivery of treated water, and initiated new laboratory and maintenance procedures.