With questions about the ongoing drought, new food waste rules, and Measure E updates, Oxnard Leadership 2022 got answers directly from the city's Public Works department. This was the 10th and final session for the Class of 2022, which is the largest cohort since the program began in 2016.
The day-long session began with an update from Director Michael Wolfe, a graduate of Oxnard's E.O. Green Junior High and Hueneme High School, at the Advanced Water Purification Facility. The AWPF is a gorgeously designed, innovative facility that uses one of the world’s most highly developed purification processes to produce safe, clean water from treated wastewater that is used for parks, agriculture crops, athletic fields, etc. The group also received eye-opening tours from the enthusiastic teams at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (recycles water to the AWPF or discharged to the ocean), Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station (trash, food/organic waste and recycling), and the Water Campus (purifies water for drinking).
A special thank you to session coordinators Barbara Wulf, Outreach/Education Specialist for the city's Water Division, and Esmerelda Garcia, Communications Coordinator for Public Works, City Manager's Office!
Oxnard Leadership 2022's graduation will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at Heritage Square.