Office Manager

Deborah Grimes is the Office Manager for the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA), which comprises the 26 utilities that purchase water from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) for resale to their local service areas. BAWSCA represents its members’ collective interests in their relationship with the SFPUC on matters related to water supply, facility reliability, operations, water quality and wholesale water rates. 

Directly reporting to the CEO/General Manager, Deborah is responsible for the day-to-day operations and office management of BAWSCA, including supervision of the office assistant. Deborah is also in charge of human resources, and is the liaison with CALPERS. She is responsible for administration of payroll, including related taxes and personnel benefits. 

In addition, she performs or oversees BAWSCA’s accounting including: accounts payable and receivable; the monthly budget report; the quarterly investment report; the annual audit, and payment of property and liability taxes. She prepares consultant and vendor contracts related to her duties. 

She is responsible for office equipment and supplies and works with property management and IT personnel to assure the office and operations run smoothly. 

Deborah has been with BAWSCA for nine years. Prior to that, she worked in human resources and accounting for various technology companies in Silicon Valley. She attended the University of Florida and Portland State University.