El Sobrante resident Burl Toler has been appointed as director of West County Wastewater District’s Board of Directors, and was sworn in to the position Wednesday, June 17 at the District’s Richmond headquarters.
Toler was appointed at a special Board meeting last week to fill the vacancy created by the death of former board member George H. Schmidt in May. Toler has been a resident of Contra Costa’s West County for the past 24 years and has lived in El Sobrante for 20 of those years.
An architect and project manager, Toler has more than 35 years of experience as a designer, project manager and construction manager for diverse civil infrastructure and public works projects in the Bay Area.
In the past 10 years, he has managed more than $170 million in projects, and has specialized skills in sectors that encompass schools, housing, transportation and local county infrastructure programs with various municipal agencies. Currently, he works as a Project Manager for major construction projects for the City and County of San Francisco.
“Mr. Toler comes to this position with professional strengths that will enhance our board’s overall management depth,” said E.J. Shalaby, general manager of the District.
“His professional background in multimillion dollar project management, along with his expertise in creating, negotiating and reviewing design and construction contracts, are attributes that will enable him to quickly begin contributing to the high quality of services our District provides for residents and businesses,” said Shalaby.
Toler received a B.A. degree in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley. His previous work experience in architecture and project management include the Contra Costa College District; Don Todd Associates; City of Richmond; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Francisco; and Bechtel Corporation.