Gary Petersen joined RGS in 2017 as a Chief Executive Officer for a Groundwater Sustainability Agency. Gary has over twenty years of leadership experience in local government at an executive level. His skills include managing multiple and complex projects associated with the management of local governmental departments and agencies. Gary has experience addressing regional issues for agencies including water, solid waste and transportation projects. He has administered large federal grants for airport facilities improvements. In addition, he has managed a Public Works department and was responsible for the day to day management, maintenance and development of agency parks, roads, sewers, storm drains, buildings, street lights and fleets.
Gary is a Certified Airport Executive through the Southwest Chapter American Association of Airport Executives and has received the Airport Manager of the Year and President’s Award for Special Services from that Association.