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El Dorado County Water Agency Staff

Payne-Ken (1).jpgKenneth V. Payne, P.E. -- General Manager

Mr. Payne is an experienced professional with over 29 years of experience in both private and public sectors.  He recently completed 10 years of service with the City of Folsom as Utilities Director and an expanded role in the City Manager's Office regarding legislative and regional matters.  Previously, Mr. Payne provided organizational and infrastructure consulting to public agencies throughout the western United States. His experience includes leadership in budgetary development and administration; infrastructure planning; design, operations and construction standards for projects and program implementation; personnel management; labor; and general government administration.  Mr. Payne holds a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, and is a registered civil engineer in California and Guam. 

In addition to day-to-day operational, and project/program management, Mr. Payne has successfully worked with local and regulatory agencies for "non-litigated" compliance; streamlining operational and maintenance activities; securing federal/state funding and strategy development for regulatory/legislative matters that impact local governments, and has developed customer friendly public & community outreach and messaging.


Tami Scowcroft -- Business Services OfficerTami

Tami Scowcroft is responsible for all things financial at the El Dorado County Water Agency and the El Dorado Water & Power Authority.

She prepares the annual budget, giving a clear picture of the financial strength of the agency and facilitating budget decisions by the Board of Directors. Each month she prepares a financial report for the both Agencies. 

She writes checks, makes bank deposits, performs bank account reconciliations, processes invoices for payment by the El Dorado County Auditor’s Office, and assists in the annual audit. She also prepares and administers contracts. Past duties at the agency include Technician and Clerk of the Board.

Tami is a graduate of California State University, Chico, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

Prior to joining the El Dorado County Water Agency in 2004, Tami became accomplished in the areas of sales, marketing and customer service. 

She is happily married to a wonderful husband and the mother of two amazing young boys.