Jesús Nava

Chief Administrative Officer

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Jesús Nava

Jesús Nava joined the water district in October 2012. As the chief administrative officer, Mr. Nava is responsible for the planning, management, performance and improvement of the district’s major administrative divisions and functions. The CAO directs four divisions: Financial and Management Services, Information Management Services, Procurement and Operational Services, and Human Resources. Mr. Nava oversees a budget of $82 million and a staff of approximately 170.

Mr. Nava has 29 years of fiscal, administrative and policy experience. Most recently, he served for more than nine years as the finance director and treasurer of the city of Burlingame, California, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial services as well as directing information technology services.