Irvine resident and Irvine Ranch Water District interim General Manager Paul Cook will continue on as the agency's full-time general manager, according to a news release.
Cook has served as IRWD's interim general manager since July and was the assistant general manager since 2004.
"Paul Cook brings a high level of creative leadership, institutional knowledge and industry expertise that will ensure that our customers will continue to have a reliable and safe water supply at the lowest possible cost," district Board President Steve LaMar said in a prepared statement. "We are confident that Paul Cook will continue the tradition of leadership that is the hallmark of the Irvine Water Ranch District."
Prior to joining the IRWD, Cook served as the manager of engineering for Central and West Basin Municipal water districts in Carson and district engineer for Los Alisos Water District in Lake Forest.
— Sarah Peters