COSTA MESA, Calif.–()–Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) welcomes Sara Fahy as Public Affairs Manager, effective July 19, 2018. Reporting directly to Mesa Water’s General Manager, Fahy will oversee the District’s Public Affairs department including leading strategies for public information, community outreach, education, media relations, and partnerships. As Mesa Water’s community liaison, Sara will work closely with local and regional businesses, community groups, and civic and nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited to have a talented local Costa Mesa resident like Sara leading community engagement at Mesa Water,” said Mesa Water General Manager Paul E. Shoenberger, P.E.

Sara joins Mesa Water from her work as Vice President of Strategy and Communications at Resonance Consultancy, where she facilitated strategy for public and private entities from economic development agencies and destination marketing organizations to urban developers around the world. She spent 15 years developing strategy across corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific. From public-private partnerships and technology startups to Fortune 100 pharmaceuticals, Sara has managed brand strategy, stakeholder engagement, international affairs, and corporate social responsibility.

“I am passionate about supporting sustainability in our community and in the value of getting the right constituents, leaders, and organizations around a table to work together and do things that matter. I am extremely proud to join the Mesa Water team,” said Public Affairs Manager Sara Fahy.

Sara is an Orange County native, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Industrial Organizational Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and her Masters in International Business from the University of Auckland, New Zealand while working overseas for nearly a decade. Sara is on the Board of the Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and active in the local community.

About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.

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