Chris White, has served as an Olivehurst Public Utility District Board of Director since October 2015. Chris provides leadership to our Executive Director, Managers and Staff that provide our community with water, sewer, and park and fire department services to approximately 20,000 residents in the communities of Olivehurst and Plumas Lake in south Yuba County. The District also provides fire department and street light services for the Olivehurst Community. Board members are elected to serve four year terms and key responsibilities of the board include: Set overall District policy, direction, and provide oversight of $5.6 million annual budget utilizing 50 staff and providing services for 20,000 residents. Chris lends his financial acumen and technical prowess to help OPUD grow into the 21st century ahead of technology curve, and financially solvent and more accountable to its rate payers
In his professional life, Chris is the Head of Business and Product Development for Financial and Hospitality vertical solutions for North America at Samsung Electronics. Has a Chemical Engineering Degree from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He has many industry certifications in IEEE Standards, CISSP, AIIM, Technical Leadership, and various Computer technology certifications. He has been in the Computer industry for 25+ years. He currently serves in his community church as a Bishop, providing various levels of spiritual and relationship counseling to Hundreds of members of the Plumas Lake congregation.
Chris has been a resident of Yuba County for 12 + years. He has 5 Children, 3 Grandchildren. He enjoys playing basketball and volleyball and doesn’t ever like to remain motionless.