(SDCWA has a new General Manager)…San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved the contract Thursday.

The Board agreed to the contract during their regular Board meeting. Sandra L. Kerl fills the position vacated by longtime General Manager Maureen Stapleton, who retired in March. Kerl has served as interim General Manager since Stapleton’s departure. She was originally hired by the Water Authority in 2009 as Deputy General Manager. She has also served as City Manager of La Mesa. Approving the contract culminated a month’s long national search for a new General Manager.