Gilberto Perez VVWRA

VVWRA Director Of Operations Gilberto Perez

About Gilberto Perez VVWRA

Gilberto Perez, the director of operations at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) in Hesperia, California, has served in this position since 2007. As director of operations, he supervises day-to-day activities such as construction, maintenance, and operations at all the authority’s wastewater facilities. Gilberto Perez also ensures compliance with all legal requirements and regulations. During his time with the VVWRA, he has earned the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) William D. Hatfield Award, the CWEA State Supervisor of the Year 3rd Place Award, and the CWEA Desert and Mountain Section Local Section Supervisor of the Year Award.


Prior to his work with VVWRA, Gilberto Perez spent 16 years working with the San Bernardino Municipal Water Department. At this facility, he took on roles of increasing responsibility through the years, ultimately reaching the position of water reclamation rapid infiltration and extraction (RIX) supervisor. His responsibilities in this position included planning, scheduling, monitoring, and supervising all maintenance and operational duties at the RIX facility. He began his career in waste management in the United States Air Force as an Environmental Support Specialist.

In his free time, Mr. Perez enjoys a number of outdoor activities, including riding off-road motorcycles, camping, fishing, and boating.

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