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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Western mourns the loss of a community champion and water visionary

Director Robert Stockton's Formal Portrait

Western Municipal Water District (Western) on Wednesday, May 13, was notified of the passing of one of its long-standing board members and community champions, Robert Stockton.

An avid supporter of regional water access and sustainability, Bob Stockton joined Western’s board in December 2014. His contributions to the Western family and the communities that he diligently represented on Western’s board were abundant and impactful to so many.

“Bob was a heartfelt advocate for the Riverside community,” said Board President Don Galleano. “His support and enthusiasm will be missed tremendously, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Actively involved in his community, Director Stockton was the 2015 Chairman of the Board for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. He also served on the Riverside Public Utilities Board, Path of Life Ministries Board, the Riverside YWCA Board, and the California Baptist University School of Engineering Advisory Committee.

“On behalf of the Western family, I am extending my deepest condolences,” said General Manager Craig Miller. “We mourn with our community and reflect on the remarkable man who dedicated his life to making Riverside better.”

For more information, view the Riverside Police Department’s press release.  

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527-square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more: wmwd.com.

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