Current Term: 2019 – 2022
Terms of Service: 8
Dr. Gregory Quist was elected to the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District’s Board in November of 1990 as the Division I representative of Rincon Water’s Improvement District “1” and Improvement District “E”. Dr. Quist currently serves as Rincon Water’s Board Vice President and on the Finance, Insurance, and Personnel; Emergency Preparedness and Fire sServices; and Audit committees. He also currently serves as Chair of the Urban Water Institute. Dr. Quist served as Rincon Water’s representative to the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) for 12 years. He was the Chair of the Economic Study Group, a group of north San Diego County Water agencies that negotiated a landmark agreement with the SDCWA, saving millions in annual costs.
Dr. Quist has been a high technologist and business manager for most of his career, working for nine years at SAIC as Vice President, leading the Signature Technology Division, and then as inventor and entrepreneur founding a string of small high technology start-up companies, most recently SmartCover Systems of Escondido, CA. Educated as a physicist, Dr. Quist received his BS in astrophysics from Yale and PhD in applied theoretical physics from UC Santa Barbara.
Dr. Quist is a long-time Escondido resident, enjoying growing avocados, citrus, and now wine grapes on his property. He has been a youth softball and baseball coach, served as deacon and treasurer at his local church, and has been actively involved in a variety of neighborhood organizations. Married to Cindy for 34 years, his grown children are now pursuing careers in law and business. In his rare free time he enjoys playing basketball, tennis and golf, and hiking and fishing for elusive trout in the eastern Sierras.