and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Regular Board Meeting of
May 27, 2013
been rescheduled to
May 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
to the Memorial Day Holiday.
5072 Benson Road
Union City, CA 94587-2508
Information about Board Meetings may be obtained by calling (510)
is posted here in accordance with
August 31, 2012.
OF DIRECTORS - Biographical Information
L. Patricia [Pat] Kite
was elected to the USD Board of Directors in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
and 2008 to represent the City of Newark. She is currently serving
as President on the Board of Directors. Her term expires in 2016.
Patricia [Pat] Kite is President Union Sanitary District [USD]
Board of Directors. She holds Wastewater credentials from Sacramento
State University Office of Water Programs. Pat Kite earned
a B.S. from University of California Medical Center, San Francisco,
a Biology teaching credential from CSUEB, an M.S. in Communications
from SJSU, and a J.D. from Northwestern California University School
the 42 years Pat has lived in Newark, her Tri-City dedication
always continues. She is a Newark Viola Blythe Volunteer
of the Year. She currently volunteers at AARP, MedShare, Friends
of Heirloom Flowers, Newark Police Dept., California School
for the Deaf and Tri-City Ecology [38 years!]. She is
a regular volunteer garden writer for Tri-City Voice and writes
the newsletter for the OHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Union Sanitary District, a multiple environmental award agency,
Pat Kite serves on the Legal and Legislative Committees, and
is USD representative to the California Special District Association.
Tom Handley was
a member of the Union Sanitary Board of Directors from 1995 to 2002,
when a job transfer took him out of California. He returned to California
in 2006 and was appointed in 2007 to fill the vacancy left when
Dan Wilkowsky retired from the Board. He
ran uncontested in 2008 and 2010, and his term expires in 2014.
Tom is the Plant Manager
of the Oatey Company in Newark. His community involvement
includes being a member of the Mission San Jose Rotary, Fremont
Chamber of Commerce, where he is a member of the Governmental Affairs
Committee and a member of the Chamber Board of Directors.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from
the Wesleyan University in Indiana, and his Master's Degree in Organizational
Management from the University of Phoenix. Tom believes that
as a USD Director he is a steward looking out for the interest of
the ratepayers. Protecting the ratepayer's interests includes
ensuring that USD meets all of the required environmental regulations.
One of the major keys to meeting this requirement in a cost effective
method is to maintain the infrastructure. This focus on maintenance
protects both the environment and the ratepayers by preventing large
future fee increases.
Anjali Lathi was appointed
to the Board in 2002, elected in 2004 and 2008 to represent the
City of Fremont. She served as President of the Board in 2006
and 2010, and her term expires in 2016. She is currently serving
as Vice President on the Board of Directors.
During her 15 years of
residence in Fremont, Ms. Lathi's public service and leadership
has included volunteering for the LIFE Elder Care Meals on Wheels
program, the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, and the SYDA Fremont
At Union Sanitary District,
Ms. Lathi has served on the Budget/Finance, Personnel, Legislative,
Construction, and Legal/Community Affairs Committees. She
has also served as the Board's representative to the East Bay Dischargers
Authority. Ms. Lathi was one of the first to receive recognition
in Special District Governance, awarded by the Special District
Leadership Foundation for dedication to providing the best services
to a local community.
She earned both her Bachelor's
degree in Economics and her law degree from the University of California
at Davis. She is a member of the California State Bar, having
worked in the public sector as a deputy district attorney, and in
the private sector as defense counsel for school and community college
districts. She also holds a real estate broker's license and
currently works as a regulatory compliance project manager at a
Jennifer Toy was elected
to the Board in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 to represent the City
of Fremont. Her term expires in 2014.
Ms Toy is an active community
member. Ms. Toy is a founding Boardmember of the Ohlone College
Alumni Association, and currently is a member of the Tri-City Ecology
Center, Citizens for Better Community, and the League of Women Voters.
She is a former member of the Fremont-Newark Community College Board
of Trustees, and past Boardmember of Christmas in April * Tri-Cities
Chapter and Children's Fund of the Bay Area. Ms. Toy has had several
years of experience in the banking, retail management, government,
and non-profit sectors.
Ms. Toy received an AA
degree from Ohlone College and holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental
Studies and Geography from the University of California at Santa
Manny Fernandeze was
appointed to the USD Board of Directors in 2011 to represent Union
City and to fill a vacancy left by Pat Gacoscos when she resigned
from the Board. He completed her term, which expired in 2012,
and is now fulfilling his own term, which expires in 2016. He currently
serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors.
Manny Fernandez was born
and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the Unied States
in 1969. His first job in the U.S. was as an architect with
Franklin, Douden & Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After a year, he moved to California and served as an architect
for John Carl Warnecke & Associates and Michael Painter &
Associates. While fully employed, he furthered his education
in design, particularly in Landscape Architecture and became a registered
Landscape Architect in California in 1976. In 1979, he left
the private sector and joined the Department of the Navy where he
served in various capacities. In 1990, he founded Manuel C.
Fernandez & Associates Inc., a design firm offering services
in architecture, planning, landscape architecture and project management.
While building a career
in architecture, he was also active in community work. He
served as vice-president of the American Society of Landscape Architects
of Northern California (ASLA), president of the Filipino American
Society of Architects of Engineer (FASAE), and as a Board Member
of the FIl-Am Council of Union City. In 1985, he applied for
and was accepted as a Planning Commissioner. He subsequently
ran for a city council seat in Union City and won and became the
first Filipino-American to be elected to a political office in the
County of Alameda, a position he held for six consecutive terms
until he retired in December 2010.
Concurrent with his duties
as a councilmember for 23 years, he also served at various times
as Vice Mayor, representative of Union City for the Alameda Transportation
Authority, Alameda County Library Commission, Housing Authority,
Waste Management Authority, and ABAG (Association of Bay Area Government).