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Kerth elected president of SMUD board of directors

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Director Rob Kerth has been elected president of the utility’s board of directors.

His term will run from January through December 2015.

Kerth first served as a Ward 5 SMUD director from 2009 through 2012 before leaving to run for a seat on the Sacramento City Council. He was appointed to the board last February to fill the vacancy left when then-Ward 5 Director Michael Picker resigned. He fulfilled the remainder of Picker’s term and was elected to the post earlier this month.

Ward 5 includes midtown, downtown and North Sacramento, along with Natomas, Rio Linda and Elverta.

Kerth is a third-generation Sacramentan and former two-term Sacramento city councilman. He has served on numerous regional organizations.

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