Stephen R. Gates, P.E., 1st Vice President/Treasurer

Stephen Gates, P.E., serves as the 1st Vice President/Treasurer on the WDBC Board of Directors. As such, Mr. Gates assumes the duties of the president in his absence and is also responsible for the duties held by a treasurer. These include chairing the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, seeing that the annual audit or review of the Council’s financial transactions is conducted annually by a certified public accountant, and recommending any changes needed in the Council’s Investment Policy.

As a senior vice president of Brown and Caldwell, headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, he is the Regional Manager and Initiative Leader for the firm’s alternative project delivery business, focusing on design-build, CMAR, and construction services related to the environmental, water, wastewater, and energy markets provided to municipal, federal, and private organizations throughout North America.

Steve has a BS in civil engineering and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He is a Professional Engineer in VA, NY, NJ, MA, VT, and ME, as well as being a Licensed Construction Contractor in MA.