Who’s in charge?

District Staff:

Paavo Ogren, General Manager

Carey Casciola, Business and Accounting Manager

Celia Ruiz, Account Administrator

Nicole Miller, Account Administrator

Tony Marraccino, Utility Systems Supervisor

Jason Carlile, Utility Systems Operator

Casey Stewart, Utility Systems Operator

Oceano is an independent special district. It is governed by a five-member board, elected by the voters in Oceano and Halcyon. The District’s current board members:

Karen White, President

Linda Austin, Vice President

Lori Angello, Director

Andrew Brunet, Director

James Coalwell, Director


All Board Members welcome your input and questions.

Please feel free to give them a call, email or mail correspondence to PO Box 599, Oceano, CA 93475-0599.

The Board is your voice in local government.

Where does our water come from?

Oceano participates in the State Supplemental Water Project and our water is a blend of ground water from wells, surface water from Lopez Reservoir, and State water. Information on Oceano’s water quality can be obtained at any time–feel free to contact the office to request current data.

Where can I get my question answered for SLO County Flooding and Health Advisory?

You can visit the the San Luis Obispo County Health Agency website

or by phone

  • 805-781-5544

Rate Increase History and Supporting Documents

Oceano’s local volunteer groups work hard to improve our community:

Oceano Improvement Association at www.oceanoca.org
SLO County Supervisor, 4th District — 781-5450

Oceano Advisory Committee — (Advisory to 4th District Supervisor, SLO County)

Oceano Women’s Club — Rose Baughman, Contact — 489-7686

Oceano Community Center — Lucia Mar Unified School District


Oceano Depot Association, Glenda Guiton or Linda Austin — 489-5446


Gateway to the Oceano Dunes

Oceano’s Local Government

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