Rebeccah Goldware Named to Board of Public Utilities

Published: 11/8/2021



Nov. 8, 2021



Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer





Rebeccah Goldware Named to Board of Public Utilities


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Rebeccah Goldware, the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Economic Development at the Riverside Community College District, has been selected as a member of the Board of Public Utilities.

Goldware, who previously worked for eight years for Riverside Public Utilities in multiple roles, including as a senior account manager and as the City’s first environmental relations manager, joined the Board of Public Utilities last month after being selected by the City Council. She joins Board Chair Elizabeth Sanchez-Monville as former employees now providing oversight for the city’s publicly-owned provider of water and power, which was established in 1895.

Goldware is the Ward 2 representative on the Board, which includes Canyon Crest, the Eastside and the UCR area. Her current term runs through March 2024.

“Your community is what you make it. As a Riverside native I will continue to look for ways to improve economic vitality, sustainability, and customer engagement and am eager to work with the team towards these goals,” Goldware said. “I know from my eight years with RPU what an asset this utility is to the community, and I look forward to what tomorrow brings.”

At RCCD, Goldware has spent two years overseeing the 501c3 RCCD Foundation, grants, workforce and economic development, external relations, strategic communications, and government relations. She works collaboratively within the District and with its colleges in Riverside, Moreno Valley and Norco.

Goldware’s efforts are designed to ensure the District plays a strong role in regional economic development while raising the District’s profile at the state and national level.

Prior to joining RCCD, Goldware spent nine years at UC Riverside as Chief of Staff, Research and Economic Development, supporting the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. She led UCR’s contribution to a multi-year, multi-agency effort to successfully persuade the State of California to relocate the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) Southern California headquarters to Riverside.

While at RPU, Goldware worked as a senior account manager, managing large industrial, commercial, and residential electric and water users, overseeing the creation and administration of residential and commercial programs, and serving as a public relations liaison. She had previously served as environmental relations manager.

“Rebeccah Goldware brings a unique and valuable perspective to the Board of Public Utilities,” General Manager Todd Corbin said. “I look forward to working with her on utility issues that will benefit our residents, business community and educational institutions.”

Goldware received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands. Her B.A. in Business Administration is from UCR. She has been involved locally with Feeding America, United Way of the Inland Valleys, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, and the YWCA of Riverside County.

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