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Assistant General Manager Matt Knudson Looking Forward to New Challenges- Press Release

Palmdale, CA- Longtime Palmdale Water District Employee, Matt Knudson, undertakes a new adventure to nevertheless continue to further challenge himself as Assistant General Manager for a neighboring water agency, Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK).

Matt was still attending high school when he began working for Palmdale Water District. He was encouraged by his drafting teacher to attend an interview with the District. Matt was interviewed and offered an internship in the Engineering Department performing Computer-Aid Design and Drafting. A year and half into the internship Matt’s hard work and dedication earned him a full-time position offer with the District. Since then Matt has held various leadership positions and has been a part of the continual growth and development of the Palmdale Water District.

Some of Matt’s proudest moments with the agency were, “Watching co-workers develop as employees and witnessing a group of people working together to provide the most vital public service, water,” said Matt Knudson. Matt is not venturing far as he continues to have a passion for playing a part of providing and delivering clean and safe drinking water to our surrounding communities.

“Matt’s broad skills and knowledge on and off the field were a great asset to Palmdale Water District and our customers. He will certainly be a great benefit to AVEK,” said Dennis LaMoreaux, General Manager for Palmdale Water District. The District would like to thank Matt for his time spent with our organization. It is with warmest personal regards that we wish him success as he assumes his new position at AVEK.

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