Spotlight on Ron Campbell
Meet El Segundo's Unsung Heroes
Public Works enhances the quality of life of our residents, businesses, and visitors by designing, constructing, renovating, maintaining, and operating the City’s infrastructure, including streets, sewers, storm drains, buildings, equipment, and water systems, and among others. (Read full Public Works overview in the second paragraph of our Director’s Bio.)
In this edition of the City eNews, we acknowledge and put the spotlight on City employee, Ron Campbell, Wastewater Supervisor. In 2000, Ron started as a Maintenance Leadworker. In 2015, he received a well-deserved promotion to Supervisor. Mr. Campbell is well-liked and respected by his fellow staff and folks in the community. Some residents have direct access to Ron via cell phone, which he answers 24/7, as he puts customer satisfaction as his top priority. In addition, he’s always hard at work out in the field and most likely, you will not catch him at this desk.
Ron is proud of the Wastewater Division he leads. He not only supervises but also mentors his team of five. He is the heart of the division. Ron’s leadership style is likened to the quote, “True Leaders Don’t Create Followers, They Create More Leaders”. He inspired and empowered team member, Anthony Hernandez to apply for and eventually receive a promotion to Maintenance Leadworker filling Ron’s big shoes. Anthony was trained and continues to be mentored by Ron. Under the guidance of Ron, Anthony also now holds the highest Wastewater Certification from the California Water Environment Association. Only some 150 holds the said certificate in the entire State of California. The team is rounded out by outstanding staff – Fernando Diaz, Armando Guerra, William Garcia, and Christopher Zachary. As a seasoned leader, the team also benefits from and appreciates Ron’s experience of fostering a fun and healthy teamwork environment. This strong work relationship transfers over to the quality of work and service delivered to all stakeholders.
This team of six plays a vital role in protecting the public’s health and safety. Watch the following video to get a small glimpse of their daily work day on our wastewater and stormwater systems:
✓ 60 miles of sewer lines
✓ 9 sewer pump stations
✓ 545 million gallons total flow annually
✓ 20 miles storm drain lines
✓ 395 catch drain lines
✓ 4 storm drain pump stations