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Raul Barraza, Jr.

Position: General Manager/Board Clerk
Term: May 2, 2016 - July 1, 2025
Appointing Authority: Board of Directors of the Arvin Community Services District 
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Mailing Address:
309 Campus Drive, Arvin, CA 93203

Raul Barraza, Jr. has been General Manager at Arvin Community Services District since May 2016. Raul graduated from CSU, Bakersfield and taught for five years before joining the petroleum industry, where he worked on project management for new construction for six years. After joining Arvin CSD, Raul completed his Distribution Grade 3 and Treatment Grade 3 operator certifications and is currently pursuing an MA in public administration. During his time with Arvin CSD, the district’s “Clean Water Projects” have helped return the district to compliance. Mr. Barraza has also collaborated with safe drinking water organizations, while helping people understand the economic impacts of delivering water. Mr. Barraza has presented to (or in collaboration with) Public Policy Institute of California, Community Water Center, Committee for a Better Arvin, Self Help Enterprises, and Rural Community Assistance Corporation.