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Marin County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Patrick A. "Pat" Guasco

Candidate for
Director; Ross Valley Sanitary District; District 1

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Patrick A. Guasco 348 San Francisco Boulevard San Anselmo, CA. 94960 Fax (415) 453-3492 Cell (415) 987-1476 Email


I was employed by the Ross Valley Sanitary District No. 1 of Marin County (RVSD #1) for 15.98, and have an intimate knowledge of that organizations infrastructure and all appurtenances contained within it.

I have served the District within the capacity of:

Acting superintendent.
Line Repair Supervisor.
Line Repair Crew Leader.
Line Trouble Crew Crew Leader.
Facilitator/Co-Founder of RVSD#1 Safety Committee.
30-plus letters of commendation by the public while employed with RVSD#1 thanking my employer for employing such a respectful and capable person as Pat Guasco.

Areas of Experience:

Management to District Personnel. Troubleshooting of District System Items.

Repair and upgrading of system infrastructure not limited to and including:
Backhoe operator.
Sewer system cleaning.
Sewer system marking and locating.
Televising of pipeline interiors.
Arranging all underground service alerts (USA) needs.

Created an open line of communication to all local utilities, and city engineers.
Vendor Management.
Compilation of Database Information.
Project Scheduling.
Project Planning.
Project Prioritization.
Field Staff Management.
Development of Policies and Procedures.
Inventory Management.
Staff Training and Supervision.
Sewer Overflow Response (SSO).

Special Skills

Strong organizational skills.
Ability to acquire and apply knowledge rapidly.
Independent; works with minimal supervision/ contributes to a team.
Effectively handles multiple tasks.
CPR/ Advanced First Aid certified.
SCBA training and facilitator
FIT testing
Excellent public relations skills.
Touch typing skills 40+ wpm.
Superior Safety Skills. Including but not limited to:
California shoring procedure.
California Confined space entry procedures.
Vehicle terminal pre-trip and terminal return procedures.
Vehicle BIT program facilitator.
Vehicle SMOKE testing facilitator
Vehicle SMIT testing facilitator
Control Panel Lock out and Tag out procedures.

Training and Certificates

(California Water Environment Association) CWEA grade III Collection System active member in good standing since 1989.
AA degree. 1991.
Class A Drivers License.

3.65 GPA currently at Dominican University of California and I am working toward my bachelor degree in business management, expected May 2006. I have received from DUC in April 2005, an Alpha Sigma Lambda distinction (equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa for adult learners) for my consistently high GPA and leadership abilities.
Fred Pryor Courses: How to Supervise People, Criticism and Discipline Skills for Managers, How to Supervise People with Tact and Skill 1994, 2002, 2000.
Arasmith Consulting Services; Pumps and Pumping, Basic Electricity. 1992, 1991.
MME, Inc; Vac-Con VIP Service and Operation Training School. 2000
CWPCA (California Water Pollution Control Association)-MSA-AWWA Safety Academy for Tractor Loader Backhoe Seminar. 1997.
Plank Company; Competent Person Awareness Trench Safety Awareness Seminar. 1993, 1997, 1999.
Rockhurst College of Continuing Education; Microsoft Windows Seminar. 1993.
CWEA (California Water Environment Association)Safety Above and Beyond Training Day 2002.

Community and Public Relations

I am a life-long resident of the Ross Valley and am well known within my community as a considerate, compassionate person of conviction and integrity.

Some of my contributions to the public have been:

Girls basketball coach for CYO for several years.
Boys flag football referee for 2 years.
Serving as a chief for 2 Indian Princess Tribes,and long house chief for the Marin YMCA sponsored father/daughter Indian Princess Program.
Assisting the elderly on special projects when they could not otherwise do so for themselves.
Contributing time and money to local projects.
Contributor to Disabled American Veterans.
Contributor to San Anselmo American Legion Hall Post 179.
Registered voter in California.


I am well-educated, I understand the deliberate process of representing the publics needs, and I am willing to put those needs above private interests.

A.A. degree. College of the Siskiyous, Weed California.
Currently in my final semester as a senior studying strategic management at Dominican University of California, San Rafael California, and working toward my Bachelors of Arts degree. I attend school at night from 6:00pm - 8:00pm two nights a week.
I have a 3.65 grade point average. Expected graduation date is May 2006 at DUC currently. Strategic Management Business Degree encompasses management skills needed in the public and private sectors.

Courses completed within the Strategic Management curriculum include: Business Ethics, Peer Coaching, Group Interventions, Organizational Behavior, Finite Math and Quantitative Logic, Business Research and Business Research Statistics, Marketing Strategies for a Web Based Environment,IT for Managers, and Leadership and Change Management, Business Communication: A Cross-Cultural Perspective Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers, Economics and Strategic Planning.

Personal Interests

I have been married 18 years to the same woman, have three daughters, and I grew up in the San Anselmo area relatively close to where I reside now.

I own my home and have resided at that location for 10 years.

I am an avid free diver and access the coastal waters as often as time allows and have done so since the late 1970's.

I also am an avid sport fisherman and have done this locally as long as I was old enough to hold a fishing rod.

I did extensive studies in the area of wildlife management, fish and fisheries, and aquatic biology while attending College of the Siskiyous from 1978-1980.

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