Serving Ward 3
Tom Handley was a member of the Union Sanitary Board of Directors from 1995 to 2002, when a job transfer took him out of California. He returned to California in 2006 and was appointed in 2007 to fill the vacancy left when Dan Wilkowsky retired from the Board. He ran uncontested in 2008, 2010, and 2014. His term expires in 2018. He currently serves as a member of the Budget & Finance and Legal and Community Affairs Committees, and is the District representative to the Southern Alameda County GIS Authority.
Tom was the Plant Manager of the Oatey Company in Newark. His community involvement includes being a member of the Mission San Jose Rotary, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, where he is a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee and a member of the Chamber Board of Directors. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the Wesleyan University in Indiana, and his Master's Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Tom believes that as a USD Director he is a steward looking out for the interests of ratepayers. Protecting the ratepayer's interests includes ensuring USD meets all required environmental regulations. One of the major keys to meeting this requirement in a cost effective method is to maintain infrastructure. This focus on maintenance protects both the environment and the ratepayers by preventing large future fee increases.