Director Rob Kerth, Ward 5
Rob Kerth

Rob Kerth was recently appointed to fill the ward 5 vacancy on SMUD’s Board of Directors.  His appointment term concludes at the end of 2014.  Ward 5 includes midtown, downtown, North Sacramento, Natomas, Rio Linda and Elverta.

Kerth was previously elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in November 2008 and served a four-year term.

Kerth is a third-generation Sacramentan and former two-term city councilman who got his start in public service as a neighborhood activist for the historic Woodlake district of North Sacramento. While on the Sacramento City Council, he was recognized as a major force for revitalization efforts not only in his district but also in other long-established neighborhoods.

During his time with the City of Sacramento, Kerth also specialized in regional problem-solving. His assignments included the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Sacramento Regional Transit District and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. Kerth developed notable expertise on infrastructure issues throughout the six-county Sacramento region.

Kerth founded Ice Unlimited, which brought Sacramento and Folsom their original holiday ice rinks. He is also responsible for the design of ice rinks in Sacramento's Arco Arena and at Squaw Valley U.S.A.

A graduate of Stanford University, Kerth holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in controls and systems. He and his family still live in Woodlake, less than three blocks from his childhood home.

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