Julie Labonte is director of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission’s Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System Improvement Program (WSIP), a $4.6 billion effort to repair, replace and seismically upgrade the aging regional water delivery system serving San Francisco, San Mateo and parts of Alameda and Santa Clara counties, as well as upcountry customers near the Tuolumne River.
Julie is a registered Professional Civil Engineer with 20 years of experience in utility engineering and has held positions in both the private and public sectors. Her experience focuses on the master planning and design of various public infrastructures. Before being appointed WSIP director, she managed the utility improvements for all redevelopment projects in San Francisco, and initiated and directed the master planning of a 30-year, multibillion-dollar wastewater capital improvement program for the city.
A native of Quebec, Canada, she is a former ranked tennis star and inveterate world traveler.