SAM’s manager is retiring

Press release

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Wed, January 6, 2010


The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) today announced that its Manager John “Jack” F. Foley III will be retiring in May 2010 with 7 years of service to SAM, bringing his 45-year career in public service to an end. The Board of Directors has launched a state-wide search to find a successor. 

“Jack and our team have accomplished a great deal over the past seven years. SAM has improved its collection system, its plant performance and has been recognized for excellence in safety and in financial reporting during Jack’s tenure,” said Marina Fraser, SAM Vice-Chair. “Under his leadership, we’ve made tremendous strides with our Recycled Water Program.  We’ve already begun to take steps in the transition and I am looking forward to a successful recruitment and hiring of a Manager who can continue SAM’s positive progress,” added Fraser.  

Foley, who joined SAM in May 2003, said, “This is an excellent time for this transition as SAM is performing so well right now. I am confident that the new manager will bring steadfast energy, skillful leadership and fresh ideas to SAM’s continued service on the Coastside.” Foley will continue at SAM through April 2010 to ensure a smooth transition. 

About Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)

SAM is a public agency created to meet the wastewater collection and treatment services requirements of each community within its three member agency boundaries. The City of Half Moon Bay, Granada Sanitary District, and Montara Water and Sanitary District formed SAM in a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JPA) on February 3, 1976. SAM’s service area includes a population of approximately 22,000 people.