RMWD board, employees honor McIntosh at retirement luncheon

Ralph McIntosh, center, celebrates at his retirement luncheon with family members. From left are Ralph’s brother, Doug; his mother and father, Joan and Ralph Sr.; his wife, Roberta; and Roberta’s parents, Marti and Bob Evans. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
Ralph McIntosh, center, celebrates at his retirement luncheon with family members. From left are Ralph’s brother, Doug; his mother and father, Joan and Ralph Sr.; his wife, Roberta; and Roberta’s parents, Marti and Bob Evans. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

By Karen Brainard

Ramona Municipal Water District directors and employees honored retiring General Manager Ralph McIntosh at a luncheon on his last day, Oct. 6, which was also his 58th birthday.

It was an emotional day for McIntosh, who had worked for the Ramona water district for 39 years, spending the last three years as general manager.

“Ralph has been an outstanding manager to work with,” said Board President Bryan Wadlington at the luncheon.

Wadlington went on to say that McIntosh always kept the board informed and gave the board a number of options to make an informed decision.

“Ralph’s character and abilities can’t help but be missed,” said Wadlington as he gave McIntosh an award in appreciation of his work.

McIntosh said it has always been his objective to serve the community. He praised the employees of RMWD

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Ramona Municipal Water District Board President Bryan Wadlington, right, presents retiring General Manager Ralph McIntosh with an award in recognition of his years of service to the district. The presentation was made at a luncheon at RMWD on Oct. 6, McIntosh’s 58th birthday and his last day employed by the district. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

and said the directors will have some tough decisions to make but the agency must do what is right.

Acknowledging he will miss working for RMWD, McIntosh said, “I will always care and I’ll always be watching.”

   
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