Meet the Staff
For Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD), it is the responsibility of our staff to serve our customers by obtaining and distributing a safe, reliable, high-quality supply of water for current and future needs in the most cost efficient manner. Our staff is here to serve you!
MPWD Organizational Chart: Download HERE (PDF)
Rene A. Ramirez
Interim General Manager
Rene Ramirez was appointed by the Board of Directors as Interim General Manager in July, 2022. Mr. Ramirez served as Operations Manager since 2015. He has more than 30 years of service in the public utility field. During his career, Mr. Ramirez has been responsible as the department head in cities large and small for water distribution infrastructure and water treatment facilities, wastewater collection infrastructure and wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste and diversion programs, and a natural gas distribution system.
Education: B.S. in Agricultural/Bio Resource Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1984.
Assistant General Manager
Kat Wuelfing joined the MPWD leadership as Assistant General Manager in July, 2022. Ms. Wuelfing comes to the MPWD after 15 years in water resources consulting, supporting water agencies throughout California, and 8 years in special district governance. She supports the General Manager with managing operations and activities of the MPWD.
Education: MESM in Water Resources and Pollution Prevention and Remediation, University of California Santa Barbara, 2006; B.S. in Environmental Science and Biology, Santa Clara University, 2004.
Administrative Services Manager
Monique Madrid joined the MPWD in 2020 bringing with her nearly 25 years experience in municipal community services and is a Certified Municipal Clerk. She worked for four years at Templeton CSD, and then 20 years at Cambria CSD in various positions, including Administrative Services Manager, District Clerk, and Interim General Manager.
Monique currently serves as MPWD’s Administrative Services Manager and District Secretary.
Operations Project Coordinator
Water System Operator
Lead Operator - Facilities & Resources
Water Resources Coordinator