Stephen J. Lehtonen
Stephen J. Lehtonen, has been a Director of the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency since 2017, serving those parts of Beaumont and Banning which make up District Three.
Lehtonen previously served from 2011-2015 as Senior Vice President for Environmental and Water Education Programs at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Prior to that, Lehtonen formed GreenPlumbers USA in 2006, educating plumbers and water professionals in conservation, new products, and innovative practices. GreenPlumbers USA held training contracts with many of the nation’s leading water agencies, including Marin Water, Sonoma County Water, San Francisco Public Utilities, City of Atlanta, Denver Water, Tarrant Water (Dallas), and others.
Lehtonen was a registered Legislative Advocate in Sacramento from 1982 to 2006, representing mostly construction industry clients.
He has three grown children and lives in Banning, CA with his wife of fifty years, Chris.
Term of Office: Elected in 2018, his term ends November 2022.
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