Michael Limbaugh was elected to the MWA Board in November 2020 and represents Division 7 that includes Hesperia and the far southeastern portion of Apple Valley. He is no stranger to the water industry, or serving as an elected official, and brings extensive experience as an engineer in the public and private sector.
Among his goals as a new Director is to provide a successful level of service. “Where water flows, community grows. We are charged with managing the region’s water resources, and I believe we can best accomplish this based on value, quality, integrity, and preservation,” Limbaugh says.
The new Division 7 Director entered the water industry working with MWA as the Project Engineer with Bechtel Corp. for the Morongo Basin Pipeline Project. He then joined the Agency as a staff member in 1994 as an Engineer and served in that capacity until he retired in 2009.
Prior to a focus on water, Limbaugh’s career included serving as the Project Engineer and Construction Engineer for various power generation and oil refining projects. He was also employed as a Civil Engineer with Caltrans and lead the Measure A Riverside County Route 91 project.
Dedicated to public service, Limbaugh was elected in 1998 to the Board of Directors of the Hesperia Recreation and Park Board and was reelected four times serving until 2018.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is also certified as a Desert Tortoise Biological Monitor.
Limbaugh and his wife Leania have been married 43 years and have lived in Hesperia 34 years. They share two married children and two grandchildren.