Bradley Rahrer grew up in Northern California and discovered a love for the Central Coast while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Over the seven years he spent there, he earned a B.S. in Bio Resource and Agricultural Engineering with a focus in Water Resources Engineering, as well as a M.S. in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. Bradley has been a licensed professional engineer in California since 2013 and currently holds a Grade IV Collection System Maintenance operator’s certification from California Water Environment Association.
Bradley’s career in the water industry began in 2008 at a small irrigation district north of Davis, CA. From there, he went on to work on larger water infrastructure projects at the Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Design and Construction office in Sacramento. After finishing his graduate programs in 2011, Bradley moved to Santa Barbara to continue working in the water industry, focusing on projects that directly benefit the local community. During his ten years with the City of Santa Barbara’s Public Works Department, Bradley worked as a Project Engineer on Wastewater Capital Improvement Projects, supported the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as the Operations and Maintenance Engineer, and managed a team responsible for the City’s network of sewer mains as the Wastewater Collection System Superintendent.
Bradley has also held leadership positions for professional organizations within Santa Barbara County, including numerous officer roles for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Santa Barbara/Ventura Branch (2012-2019) and President of Santa Barbara’s Sanitation Agency Manager Association (2019).