LETTER TO THE EDITOR
By Barry Jacobs
July marked the retirement of Ed Kerwin as executive director of OWASA, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.
During his 24-year tenure there were the customary ups and downs for any public entity, especially in opinion-rich, rights-attuned Orange County. But Ed met every challenge with intelligence, openness, savvy, and grace. He helped OWASA, a rare partnership of three governments, overcome a prickly reputation to become customer-friendly, unwaveringly supportive of local land-use plans, and progressive in its rates and attitudes.
We were privileged to have Ed Kerwin as a public servant in our community.