Richard Plecker named new Environmental Utilities Director

Last Updated: 9/4/2017

Today, City Manager Ray Kerridge welcomed Richard Plecker as the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Director.

The city’s Environmental Utilities Department operates Roseville’s municipally owned water, wastewater, recycled water and solid waste utility services.

Plecker, a 22-year Roseville resident, was previously a vice president of MWH Americas Inc. in Sacramento and earlier served as the general manager of the Fair Oaks Water District as well as the director of public works and city engineer for the City of Auburn.

“Rich brings an entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and he is a strategic thinker known for his friendly, team-oriented personality which will help lead the department into the future,” said Kerridge.  “With immediate challenges like managing the drought, to longer term challenges like increasing regulatory requirements and ever increasing costs, Rich brings the ability to strategically guide the organization through these challenges and continually improve utility services that the City of Roseville provides.”

“I am very excited to join the Roseville team,” said Plecker. “Roseville is where I live and have raised my family. I am very excited to bring my public and private sector experience and skills to help ensure that Roseville’s water supply remains reliable, that our utility service delivery exceptional, and that the costs to deliver utility services remains reasonable, now and for future generations that call Roseville home.”
 
Plecker replaced Ed Kriz as the Environmental Utilities Director.  Kriz, who has been with the City of Roseville for more than 20 years, retired last week.