California Water Service Dedicates Customer Center to Memory of Stocktonian Robert (Bob) Foy
STOCKTON, Calif. — About 100 family members, friends, elected officials, colleagues, and community members joined together on March 15, 2018, to dedicate the California Water Service (Cal Water) Stockton Customer Center to the memory of longtime Stockton resident, businessman, and community leader Bob Foy.
Foy, a one-time Stocktonian of the Year, served as a California Water Service Group Director for 35 years and Chairman of the Board for 16 years. In this capacity, Foy was an ambassador for not only the utility, but the regulated water utility industry as a whole through his involvement with state and national associations, according to Stockton District Manager John Freeman. Additionally, during Foy's tenure, the utility grew from a single-state company serving 296,000 customers across California to a utility serving about 500,000 customers in four states, with utility assets increasing almost five-fold.
Joining Cal Water representatives and Foy's wife Barbara and son Matthew at the dedication were State Senator Cathleen Galgiani; Stockton Vice Mayor Elbert Holman; Stockton City Councilmembers Dan Wright, Christina Fugazi, Jesus Andrade, and Susan Lenz; representatives from the offices of Congressman Jerry McNerney and Assemblymember Susan Eggman; and representatives from Stockton East Water District, Port of Stockton, San Jose State University, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, Stockton Golf and Country Club, and St. Mary's High School.
"Bob dedicated much of his life to providing quality, service, and value to Cal Water, our customers, and the community, and he left behind a remarkable legacy," Freeman said. "It is fitting that he is the first person in California Water Service Group history to have a building named after him."
Cal Water serves about 43,300 service connections in Stockton and about 2 million people through 482,400 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1927. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.