At a Special Meeting of the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) Board of Directors convened yesterday, November 16, District Engineer Ray Dienzo was appointed as Acting General Manager.  The motion was made by President Donn Howell, seconded by Tom Gray, and the vote was 5-0 in favor.

     Dienzo has lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years.  He graduated from the California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) engineering program.  Prior to joining the CCSD, Ray started his water/wastewater engineering career in the private sector as a consulting engineer, then moved to the public sector as a Project Engineer and later was promoted to Supervising Water Resources Engineer for the Water Resources Division in the County Public Works Department. Since 2008, Dienzo has served as a part-time instructor at Cuesta College, teaching courses on water treatment and water distribution operation.

     General Manager John Weigold, IV submitted his resignation as General Manager of the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) on November 13.  His last day with the CCSD as stipulated in his letter to Donn Howell, President of the Board of Directors, was Tuesday, November 15.

     In part, Weigold’s letter stated, “I recently became engaged and will be relocating to the Santa Barbara, California area. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the knowledge and experience I have gained by working with you, the Board, and staff at the District. I am very grateful for the time I have spent on our team and the professional relationships I’ve built.”

     Weigold is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the Naval War College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.  He previously served as the deputy commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, and as the head of operations for the U.S. Navy in Seoul, South Korea.  In his military reserve capacity, Weigold continued service as a Navy rear admiral and as the deputy director of operations at U.S. Pacific Command which oversees all U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific region.