Rick Callender

Rick L. Callender

Chief of External Affairs at Santa Clara Valley Water District

5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(408) 265-2600

General Information


Bachelors of Science degree  - Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in electronic and computer technology , California State University , Chico

Masters of Arts  - Public Administration , San Jose State University


Board Member  - Sunnyvale.com

Board Member  - Cupertino Chamber of Commerce

Member  - National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Staff Liaison  - Water District

Board Member  - Mountain View

Executive Committee  - California State Conference

Political Action Committee Chair  - State of California

Active Member  - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Fellow To Congressman Ron Dellums  - United States Congress

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Rick L. Callender, Chief of External Affairs
Rick Callender Rick L. Callender, Chief of External Affairs Rick Callender was appointed Chief of External Affairs for the Santa Clara Valley Water District on May 8, 2017. Rick has worked for the water district since 1996, serving most recently as Deputy Administrative Officer for the Offices of Government Relations and Communications. As the CEA, Rick leads the district's efforts in strategic external communications to the media, community, and the public. The CEA also leads all government relations efforts on local, regional, state, and federal levels, and is responsible for keeping the CEO and district staff informed of public policies that directly affect the water district. Prior to joining the district, Rick worked as a Special Assistant to former City of San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer, as a Field Campaign Organizer for the California Democratic Party, as a Congressional Fellow for the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy, and as a Congressional Fellow to Congressman Ronald V. Dellums.

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Mr. Rick Callender, Government Relations Representative, reviewed the joint meeting agenda and confirmed a staff report and talking points would be developed for each item.

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Rick Callender
Deputy Director, Office of Government Relations, Santa Clara Valley Water District

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