Employee Spotlight

Darlene Telles

Operations & Maintenance Manager

I started working for CVWD almost nine years ago as a customer service clerk. I currently serve a management role in the Operation and Maintenance Department. I work directly with the maintenance crew to ensure we provide operational resiliency through our maintenance programs while adhering to all federal and state regulations, particularly those related to our workers' safety. Maintaining our infrastructure is essential for delivering dependable water and wastewater services to our community. Being able to serve the community with a life sustaining resource gives me great purpose and pride. I am easily motivated to come to work each day because I adore my work family! My co-workers are a great source of support and we are a team in every way. We support each other in our growth. We are honest and we hold each other accountable, when needed; and gracious enough to accept each other's differences. Away from work...I love people, problem solving, strategizing ways to improve all things (especially myself), connecting with others, and laughing. I love baseball (mostly LA Dodgers), listening to music, cooking for and BBQing with my family. My favorite past times are spending time with my husband, kids and of course my dogs.