Like water, justice and equality are essential

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In the same way that we strive to serve communities with high-quality water and wastewater services, we’re putting forth a plan, full of hard work and vision, to be the change we want to see in our society.

We’re building on a long-standing commitment to advocate for diversity, racial equity and inclusion in how we hire, support employees, contract and engage with the community. Two women on our Human Resources team are leading the way. Jaisha and Sophia are bringing fresh eyes and their personal experiences as women of color to these crucial conversations.

Jaisha is helping to implement a strategic plan including developing cultural competency training, examining recruitment processes, conducting employee listening sessions and diversifying career pathways. “I believe that inclusion begins with ‘I.’ This means that every employee, regardless of title, plays a vital role in creating a work environment that is conducive to inclusion and belonging,” says Jaisha. “I want to create an environment where people feel, see, and value each other’s humanity.”

Sophia coordinates the internship program, introducing students to the world of water and public service. “Leadership requires us to act on the local level,” says Sophia. “What drives me is being able to move the dial forward.”

As a public agency with nearly 100 years of history in the East Bay, EBMUD is committed to serving our diverse community and workforce, and advancing equity in all of the work we do.

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EBMUD is seeking qualified candidates to represent our diverse community. Visit:

Board Meetings

The EBMUD Board of Directors are guiding actions to advance racial equity. Tune in: