The Scotts Valley Water District is saddened to announce the passing of District Director Ken Kannegaard on May 27, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Director Kannegaard was a highly dedicated public servant, first elected to the Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2006, and reelected in 2010 and 2014. He served most recently on the Water Resources & Engineering Committee, having served previously on the Executive & Public Affairs Committee and the Finance & Personnel Committee. Director Kannegaard was elected by his fellow directors to be Board President in 2015.
“Ken thought of the District as his second family and deeply cared about the organization and its people,” said General Manager Piret Harmon. “Ken had an inquisitive mind and a caring presence. He took the responsibility for leading the Water District extremely seriously, while always maintaining a gentle demeanor and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.”
A public viewing for Director Kannegaard will take place Tuesday, June 6, 4-8pm, at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Garden Chapel in Santa Cruz. A celebration of life is planned for July 1, 2pm, at Scotts Valley High.
The Board of Directors will address the vacancy created by Director Kannegaard’s passing at its next meeting, June 8, 7pm.
ABOUT SCOTTS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
Scotts Valley Water District is a public agency providing water service over six square miles including most of the City of Scotts Valley and a portion of the unincorporated areas north of the city limits. The community of Scotts Valley places a high value on livability, innovation and planning for the future. Scotts Valley Water District is proud to play a vital role in supporting those efforts by providing a reliable, sustainable, high-quality water supply. Through partnership with our community, strategic investment in resources and pursuit of new ideas, Scotts Valley Water District is redefining its historic role in order to meet future challenges and turn them into opportunities. Learn more at www.svwd.org or www.facebook.com/svwater.