Jason Ward

Wastewater Collection Technician II

Hard for me to believe, but it's been 23 years since I first was hired by the City of Santa Cruz and 15 years since I became a full-time employee.

The scope of the work in Wastewater Collection is what hooked me. I help repair and maintain the complicated City sewer system and the storm water system. The biggest challenge is safety—for myself, my co-workers and the community we serve. 

I grew up here in town, so helping the community stay safe and clean is especially meaningful to me.

When I'm not working, chances are you might find me on or near the water, or possibly enjoying my favorite meal at The Crow's Nest.

I look forward to 10 more years with the City. Then I plan to retire and sail to the South Pacific.