Executive Management

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Craig Miller, General Manager

General Manager of the 527 square mile Western Municipal Water District (Western), Craig Miller is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the organization, including oversight of Finance, Operations, Engineering, Community Affairs and Water Resources. 

Joining Western in 2014, Miller currently sits on the Association of California Water Agencies Groundwater Committee. His additional roles include his service as a Board member of the California Municipal Utilities Association and his service as a Board member of the Urban Water Institute.

With more than 30 years of engineering and leadership experience, Miller is a registered civil engineer in the state of California and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach. 

His work experience includes 20 years at the Orange County Water District and private consulting, specializing in water resource development, water rights, groundwater management, water and sewer system operations and capital project development.

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Tim Barr, Deputy General Manager

Tim Barr serves the retail and wholesale customers of Western Municipal Water District (Western) as the organization’s Deputy General Manager. As the deputy general manager, Barr oversees Western’s water resources, engineering, and operations teams. He is responsible for Western’s strategic planning and the annual capital project efforts totaling nearly $30 million annually. 

With 30 years of public service experience, Barr previously served as Western’s director of water resources where he successfully led the organization through many water management challenges. He coordinated the adoption and implementation of a budget-based rate structure designed in compliance with the Water Conservation Act of 2009, and developed Western’s water shortage contingency plan that guided Western’s customers through the statewide drought of 2014–2015.

Barr’s career includes roles as the director and deputy director of water resources, water-use efficiency manager, and a communication specialist at Western as well as a senior water resources planner at Rancho California Water District, a retail agency within Western’s general service area.

Barr holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside, and is a certified Water Conservation Practitioner through the Cal-Nevada American Water Works Association. He was named Western’s SMART Manager in 2013, an award that recognizes outstanding leadership. 

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Rod LeMond, Assistant General Manager/Chief Financial Officer

As the Assistant General Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Rod LeMond oversees Western’s Finance, Administration, Risk Management and Information Technology functions. His chief responsibilities include all aspects of financial planning, investment and debt management.

Prior to joining Western in 2009, LeMond was a partner in a national public accounting and consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial fields as an independent auditor and management consultant to local governments: cities, counties, special districts and joint powers agencies.

Lemond holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, from California State University, San Bernardino; and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration from California State University, Fullerton. LeMond is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California and Nevada; and a Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM), by the Association of Government Accountants.

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