City of Malibu logoThe City of Malibu congratulates Yolanda Bundy, Malibu City Environmental Sustainability Director, for receiving the Supervisor of the Year award for the Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA).

“During my time on the City Council, Yolanda has been one person I have worked with who uniquely stands out,” said Mayor Steve Uhring. “She understands Malibu’s unique environment and has been flexible and willing to take on our many environmental projects, not only keeping us in compliance with State and local regulations, but also making sure we protect our local wildlife, habitat, coastal waterways, and quality of life. Also, she keeps us updated on the progress of her programs, and that is dear to my heart.”

CWEA is an organization comprised of over 10,000 professionals throughout California that represent all facets of water and wastewater management and resource recovery. LABS is comprised of approximately 88 cities and 140 unincorporated areas, communities, and towns. The CWEA Supervisor of the Year award recognizes successful mentoring of team members, professional development, and effective communication. The award is presented annually to people who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in advancing environmental goals and initiatives within their respective communities. Bundy has demonstrated a profound commitment to nurturing talent within the City’s Environmental Sustainability Department and fostering a culture of eco-consciousness within the Malibu community.

As the Director of the Environmental Sustainability Department, Bundy provides oversight for activities including permitting, public counter services, building safety, building plan check, inspection, geotechnical and coastal engineering, clean water, solid waste, environmental health, and wastewater. She fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments, consultants, various public agencies, and the community.

After the 2017 Thomas Fire, Bundy successfully led the City of Ventura’s rebuild efforts by developing a fast-track building permit approval process to assist homeowners of over 524 structures. This experience made her the perfect candidate to join the City of Malibu after the 2018 Woolsey Fire that destroyed 488 structures in Malibu.

The City of Malibu extends its heartfelt congratulations to Bundy for this well-deserved honor and expresses gratitude for her ongoing leadership and commitment to environmental sustainability.

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