Chief Sustainability, Resiliency, and Innovation Officer

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
January 12, 2022
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) is seeking a Chief Sustainability, Resiliency, and Innovation (SRI) Officer. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California is governed by a 38-member Board, with 1900+ budgeted personnel and an annual budget of $1.9B, is a regional water wholesaler that provides water for its 26-member public retail agencies to deliver – either directly or through their sub-agencies – to nearly 19 million people living in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is the largest distributor of treated drinking water in the United States.

The SRI Officer is a new executive leadership position that reports to the General Manager. The position leads the successful integration of sustainability, resiliency, and innovation initiatives into all District wide efforts across all departments and with external agencies. This position will lead efforts to plan and prepare for the future through innovative and sustainable solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders to address environmental and infrastructure issues and address the District’s approach to environmental responsibility and minimize environmental impact of its activities and operations. The SRI Officer will oversee SRI work across the region and work to build collaborative relationships within Metropolitan and with external environmental advocacy organizations.

The ideal candidate will have a leadership style that reflects Metropolitan’s core values: high performance, inclusiveness and a mission that supports a positive workforce culture. Expertise in working for or with public agencies to advance best practices of sustainability, resilience and innovation is critical.

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All interested parties should exclusively contact The Hawkins Company whose search consultants are responsible for this engagement. For additional information go to: Chief Sustainability, Resiliency, and Innovation Officer Position Details

To receive first consideration, please submit your resume and compelling letter of interest electronically to by Feb 7, 2022. The position is open until filled. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Christine Boulware at or 312-391-6098 or or Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279, or for additional information, view the full profile at

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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