The Information Technology Department provides expert, prompt and courteous hardware and software support, network services, training, and telephone system support throughout the District to enable efficient use of data as an asset. The Department stays current on new technology trends and applications and evaluates the possible value to the District they may bring. The Department supports a wide variety of technologies including wired and wireless network infrastructure, server and client computers, telephones, utility billing and financial applications, the District’s website and both physical and virtual security systems. During the past year, the Department has gone through some staff turnover, upgraded the District’s website and improved the reliability and resiliency of the server and network infrastructures. Additional projects included submitting for and being awarded the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) Excellence in Technology Practices Award, upgraded the Board Room AV system, provided training opportunities for in-house staff, supported field staff with remote access technologies and upgraded our Network and SCADA infrastructures in preparation of secure remote access to the SCADA application and other resources for field crews.

The goals for the 2017/2018 budget year are:

  1. Replace the Districts IFAS financial system with Tyler New World
  2. Upgrade or replace phone system
  3. Be awarded the MISAC Excellence in Technology Practices Award
  4. Perform a network security audit
  5. Develop our disaster recovery site with more a reliable power solution and hardware
  6. Establish relationships with IT colleagues in the area
  7. Develop and train staff on new Web GIS editing tools
  8. Continue “Food 4 Thought” training opportunities for in-house staff
  9. Continue to design and develop field SCADA wireless network
  10. Deploy a secure remote access technology to enable field crews to access SCADA away from the plant
  11. Continue to deploy mobile technology to enable field crews
  12. Provide IT Staff with training opportunities to keep their skill-set current
  13. Provide technical support for the District’s GIS systems
  14. Provide guidance and technical support for field communications upgrade
  15. Implement an electronic document workflow system for common paper forms

Enterprise Systems Catalog (SB272)


Name Role Contact
Chris SkellyInformation Technology
Brian BartlettNetwork/Telecom Systems
Mary AlsburyInformation Technology Systems Specialist
Brenlyn HoyleInformation Technology Systems Specialist