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Posted on: December 12, 2017

West Valley Water District Names Interim General Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dr. Clifford O. Young Sr.
909-875-1804 office

West Valley Water District Names Interim General Manager
Financial adviser Robert Christman brings years of experience to the job.

RIALTO, CALIF. (DECEMBER 11, 2017) – At a special meeting Monday, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors named long-time public servant Robert Christman as interim general manager.

Christman has served as WVWD’s interim chief financial officer and prior to that was the District’s assistant chief financial officer.

Christman replaces Matthew Litchfield, beginning immediately.

“Bob brings decades of leadership experience and financial expertise to the table and that is an invaluable asset. We look forward to having his insight and direction in his new role on the executive team of West Valley Water District,” said Dr. Clifford O. Young Sr., board president.

“Over the last year, Bob’s wise financial counsel has helped save the District hundreds of thousands of dollars by refinancing revenue bonds, lowering bank fees and renegotiating fleet contracts. He also advised WVWD on the perchlorate lawsuit settlement, which generated $700,000 a year for the District for 30 years,” Young said.

Christman is the founder and owner of Independent Financial Group, a financial advising firm in Redlands. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and a law degree. Christman is also a licensed pilot and who flies doctors and medical supplies to Mexico for Liga International, The Flying Doctors of Mercy.

He served on the Loma Linda City Council for 20 years, including three terms as mayor. Christman is recent past president of the San Bernardino County Museum Association.

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West Valley Water District serves more than 80,000 customers in parts of Rialto, Fontana, and Colton, as well as Bloomington - an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, and a portion of Jurupa Valley in Riverside County.
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