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Our office is located at 111 Pico Avenue, San Simeon, CA 93452. To reach a staff member by phone during regular business hours please dial 805-927-4778. To reach a Board of Director or Staff Member please click the corresponding email icon.
Directors
Daniel Williams
Chairperson
Daniel Williams graduated in 1975 from Thousand Oaks High School in Southern California. At 18 he joined the United States Marine Corps where he trained as a Unit Diary Clerk and qualified to join the Inspector General (IG) team for the First Marine Division. He attended Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges. He is currently retired from the Public Works Department of the city of Thousand Oaks. He has been married to the love of his life, Jill, since 1976. He is a member of Cambria Vineyard Church. In his spare time, he enjoys tropical fish, underwater and patio gardening, model railroading, and, most of all, playing with his grandson at the beach.
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Mary Margaret
Vice-Chairperson
Mary Margaret McGuire, a retired educator, is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and holds BA and MA degrees in English. She has organized community events to achieve a "litter free San Simeon" and hopes to be a resource for community members regarding District issues. Elected to the Board in 2016, she has lived in San Simeon since 2012.
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John Russell
Board Member
John Russell completed degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering. After a brief tour with the U.S. Army, he joined the facility of Washington University in St. Louis and remained with them in the School of Engineering and Applied Science for 33 years. He retired and moved to San Simeon in 2003.
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Ken Patel
Board Member
Ken Patel was born in India and came to the United States in 1980. He has been in California since 1984. Ken holds a BS degree in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. He also holds a Master's degree in Physics. He has been in the hospitality industry since 1984 and has owned and managed several hotels. He served as Board member for the Asian American Hotel Association from 2002-2006. He also owned a convenience store in northern California for 22 years. He has been a resident of San Simeon since 2008. He and his wife, Patricia, have two sons, and two grandsons.
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Gwen Kellas
Board Member
Gwen Kellas was born in Liverpool, England. She moved to New York in 1964, then to Miami and then to Santa Monica, living in several areas of LA, the San Fernando valley, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks, then finally to San Simeon in 2012, which she refers to as her ”piece of paradise and forever home”. She holds a BA in Business Management, a Project Management Masters Certificate and 20 years experience in Project Management Network Engineering and Planning. Gwen volunteers at Pacific Wild Life Care and is a docent at the San Simeon Marine Discovery Center. She is CERT trained. Her goal is to be fully involved with her new community.
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Charles Grace
General Manager
Charlie Grace has over twenty years' experience in the Water and Wastewater industry and has been responsible for the general management of multiple Community Services Districts. Mr. Grace has also managed several treatment facilities, utilizing various treatment processes from small package plants to a 16 MGD (million gallons per day) activated sludge facility. In addition to experience with a variety of treatment processes and skill sets, Mr. Grace is well versed in the operation of state certified laboratories, collection, and distribution systems. Mr. Grace holds a Jurist Doctorate from the Southern California Institute of Law; a B.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Laverne, California; and a Certificate in Water and Wastewater Science from Ventura College, California.
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Renee Osborne
Administrator/Grant Writer
Renee Osborne has over 10 years’ experience in Community Services District policies and management. Renee has secured over $4.6 million dollars in grants for the San Simeon Community Services District. She holds an Associates in Business Administration from Mt. San Jacinto College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has received certificates from the California Special District Association in: Grant Writing, Clerk Training, Financial Cost Control, and Administration. Renee also had training from Cal EMA in Crisis Communication and is a CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) trained volunteer. She has been with the San Simeon Community Services District since 2007.
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Cortney Murguia
Office Manager
Cortney Murguia has lived in San Luis Obispo County since 2006. Her background includes public utility billing, land use, and water conservation. She is currently obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Public Administration. In her off hours, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and their dogs.
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