Mariah N. Lauritzen
Elected in November 2020
Current term ends in December 2024
Committee and Liaison Appointments
To be determined in January 2021
As a Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board Member, I will work in a fair transparent way to ensure that everyone in the community has reliable service at low rates.
From the very start of my career, I understood the importance of clean water in our communities. As President of Engineers Without Borders in college I implemented a design for a water sanitation project in two Tsimane communities in Bolivia. One third of the population was suffering from disease caused by contaminated water at any given time. They needed a design that was both effective and could be maintained by the local community after installation.
Here at home I have worked in a Waste Water Treatment Plant that discharged to Suisun Bay. I believe in stewardship: both to help people and take care of our environment. I bring seven years of experience as an engineer. I bring my values that clean water should be a human right. Access to clean water has unfortunately fallen short in parts of the United States. I intend to defend access to clean water in my own community.
I understand listening to the community is how we build a system that works. As an engineer, I know that systems can fail if we don’t consider how they interact with people. Let’s serve the needs of our community.