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Suzanne Cole - Appointed to the Board on November 8th, 2023

Position: Director
Term: Next Election 11-05-2024
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3945 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93922
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2024 Director Cole Ethics Certificate.pdf12-15-23 Workplace Harassment Prevention Training Certificate-Cole.pdf

Executive Biography:

The Carmel Area Wastewater District (CAWD) is an extremely well-run local government special district.

 I am honored to have been appointed to a position on its Board of Directors. This is my second stint on the Board of Directors, having served ten years ago. I look forward to completing my service to the district and its ratepayers.

The Mission Statement of CAWD is a well-thought-out expression of the district’s charge, focus and stewardship, and will inform my service on the Board of Directors, where it states: “The Carmel Area Wastewater District is a special district that is dedicated to the protection of the public health and the environment through the cost-effective collection and treatment of wastewater and the return of clean water to the environment.”

I have served on several local community organizations and government committees, including being a President of the Carmel Residents Association, Citizens Advisory Committee to TAMC (Transportation Agency of Monterey County), Citizens Advisory Committee to CSA25 (County Service Area 25), and on the Board of Directors of the Carmel Valley Townhouse Association.

After growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, I moved here in 1971 to teach school; then attended law school at Hastings College of the Law, after which I practiced law for over 20 years before becoming a Real Estate Broker.

I look forward to working with our experienced Board of Directors and devoted CAWD staff in facing the challenges ahead of the wastewater district, including further annexations, extensions of the district, replacement of sewers, and the Reclamation project. All projects are available to view on this website.




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