Faces of Water Q&A – February 2018

  • by Kelley Geyer
  • Feb 16, 2018
  • Newsletters

 

Kelley Geyer, Director of Administration, SCADA/Information Technology, and Acting Assistant General Manager, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District

Telling the stories of the people who work to deliver California’s water…

1.) Describe your job.

My primary focus is collaborating with our administration along with our operations and maintenance staff to meet the needs of the district’s customers, ensuring we deliver water on time and as efficiently as we can. I also have the pleasure of working in concert with the district’s engineers and consultants to optimize processes to achieve the goals of the district.

2.) What do you like best about your job?

My days are diverse, fast-paced and challenging – never a dull moment at BBID. Most of all, I love playing a role in providing an essential service to our community. Delivering water to our family farmers and ranchers helps feed the nation and the world. That is the ultimate reward.

3.) How did you get started in the water industry?

Many years ago, I started working with irrigation measurement software development, focused on finding best management practices and analysis of water uses through training, information technology, and educational outreach. When the opportunity came to work for BBID, I couldn’t pass it up.

4.) What is something unique about yourself?

I have an innate ability to know in advance what a customer or coworker needs. I take time to analyze each situation and I endeavor to arrive at the best solution.

5.) What is your favorite food?

You can trace my love of vegetables to my roots, so to speak. My family always had a garden when I was growing up. Pair veggies with great California-raised beef, pork, fish or chicken, and that rounds out my favorite food. We are all so lucky to have the ability to eat fresh California fruits, nuts, vegetables and all the great foods from our ranchers.


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