Message from the President - 2019
At the January Executive Board meeting, the gavel was passed from 2018 E-Board President Xavier Mendez, to the new President Randy Carnahan, who will serve as the Maintenance Superintendents Association’s leader for 2019. Randy has moved through all the chairs of the Executive Committee over the past three years, serving as the Vice-President last year.
For those I have not met yet my name is Randy Carnahan. I am the Road Maintenance Superintendent for Santa Barbara County’s South Coast District. I started my career as a Maintenance Worker I in May of 1986 and worked my way up. I feel that my experiences in the Maintenance Superintendents Association have helped in my career development. I have been a member of the Central Coast Chapter since 1997. I served on the Chapter Board as Secretary/Treasurer from 2005 to 2015, Treasurer 2015 to 2017 and am currently the Chapter President. I was elected as a delegate to the Executive Board in 2013 and started my way “through the chairs” in 2016 when I was elected Treasurer.
At the January Executive Board meeting I was proud to be elected as the 2019 President. What an honor to follow in the footsteps of great Public Works employees’ that have built this organization. They have been steadily improving its educational opportunities, sharing Best Maintenance Practices through networking, and the creation of the Beverly Copeland Foundation.
Like Past President Xavier Mendez my goal is to visit every Chapter this year to observe how other Chapters are doing and to share my experiences of what MSA has done for me personally and at a professional level.
I am very fortunate to have the support of my Operations Manager Kurt Klucker, Deputy Director Chris Sneddon, and the Public Works Director Scott McGolpin. They have allowed me the time to stay involved at the Chapter level and the Executive Board. I have been able to attend the last 10 Conferences. I am pleased that they understand the value that MSA is to Santa Barbara County from the relationships we build with the vendors to the relationships we build with other Public Works Professionals, and the excellent training opportunities. Having the support of my beautiful wife makes it even better! She enjoys being a part of the MSA family.
Having a great team at home means I can be out of town attending to my E-Board duties knowing that everything is taken care of without me. I want to thank my Office Staff, Supervisors, Leaders, and the rest of the crews for giving me the time to commit to the MSA.
I would like to introduce the rest of the 2019 Executive Board officers. Vice President is Adin Selby, Facilities Manager for the City of Galt. Secretary Rudy Cancio, Supervisor for the City of Chula Vista and Treasurer Melanie Fraley, Sr. Maintenance Worker for the City of Novato. With all the energy on the Board for 2019 it should be a spectacular year.