Division 5 – Gary D. Hoffmann, P.E.

“I decided to return to public service believing that my local knowledge of the region’s water infrastructure and operations, in addition to my overall engineering expertise would be a valuable asset to the Board as it meets the issues and challenges facing the District.”

Division 5

Director: Gary D. Hoffmann, P. E.

Email: gqhdwd1000@gmail.com

Committees: Public Outreach – Alternate, Water Demand, Monterey County Special Districts’ Association,  Association of California Water Agencies/Joint Powers Insurance Agency


Gary Hoffmann grew up and lived in the greater Sacramento area of Northern California until relocating to the Monterey Peninsula in 2007.

He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Gary’s 31-year career as a civil servant has included work at the California State Water Resources Control Board where he focused on wastewater treatment and engineering for water reuse projects. He also spent time at the California State Department of Public Health’s Drinking Water Program where he utilized his engineering knowledge on water production, distribution and treatment systems.

Gary also served as the General Manger of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District located near Placerville, CA.

Following his relocation to Monterey County, Gary served as the State Regulator of public water systems on the Monterey Peninsula for the California State Department of Health Services – Monterey District where he was involved in the state approvals of several local water projects including the Sand City Desalination Plant and the Water Management District’s Aquifer Storage & Recovery Project. This experience provided him with detailed knowledge of the facilities and operation of the water systems within the District’s jurisdiction.

Gary retired from public service in 2014 to pursue his interests in environmental protection and stewardship.  He currently serves on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and works with Marine Life Studies a non-profit focused on marine mammal research. Gary also trains as a First Responder for whale entanglements and has worked at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito and with Sea Shepherd’s sea turtle protection and rescue operations in Florida.

He enjoys walking his companion dog, Kirsten, on the many trails in Carmel Valley throughout the Monterey Peninsula. An avid scuba diver, Gary also enjoys an occasional round of golf at one of the many excellent courses in the Monterey area.

Gary lives in Carmel Valley with his wife Rebecca.


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