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About the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association

Over the years, the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association (BAPPOA) has grown from a small group of pool operators meeting every other month to a much larger group that continues to meet on the original schedule. In January 2009, BAPPOA adopted by-laws and is on it’s way to becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  BAPPOA continues to meet six times each year, and hosts social events, educational trainings and competitions. Monitoring changing legislation and guidelines, and conducting up to four surveys each year are other valuable services BAPPOA provides to it’s membership.

The Steering Committee was formed in the late 80’s to assist in guiding the operations of the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association. With the formal organization of BAPPOA, the Steering Committee became a Board of Directors.  There are 7 Board Members, all members of BAPPOA.  Each Board Member currently serves a term of two years on the board and then rotates off.  The nomination process allows for the election of three to four new members to the Board each year. Board Members may run for consecutive terms.

The Board of Directors meets a minimum of 4 times a year.

Meet Your 2022 Board Members

President - Kevin Boggs

City of San Ramon

My name is Kevin Boggs and I have the honor of serving as your 2022 BAPPOA President. After working within Parks and Recreation for 12 years, I made the jump to Aquatics when I had an opportunity to get certified as a Lifeguard. I am currently the Aquatics Supervisor for the City of San Ramon, where I oversee two year-round aquatic facilities and over 100 seasonal staff. In 2021, I became a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, which has allowed me to dive deeper into aquatics and train new Instructors from different communities within the Bay Area. When I’m not at the pools, I am soaking up the time with my wife and three kids.

As your President, I will work to ensure BAPPOA continues to be a resource for new and veteran Aquatic Professionals, just as it has been for me.

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Vice President - Tracy Newman

City of Pleasanton 

I’m Tracy Newman and I have the honor of serving as your 2022 BAPPOA Vice President. I have worked in aquatics since I was a volunteer at age 14. I am currently a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Pleasanton overseeing the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center where I grew up. I have also worked in aquatics for the Town of Danville, City and County of San Francisco overseeing an indoor pool, as well as the City of Antioch overseeing the Antioch Water Park. I am a certified CPO and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Instructor Trainer. As your Vice President I hope to help BAPPOA reunite connections that may have been lost during the pandemic and improve the overall bond between the Bay Area pools, especially when it comes to improving water safety within our communities. I also hope to bring everyone back together for our first post pandemic Lifeguard Games in Summer 2022! Outside of my life in aquatics, I am spending every moment with my husband, 2 young kids, and 2 yellow labs.

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Secretary & Treasurer - Dustin Stene

City of Dublin



Responsible for: Membership, Registration Payment, Annual Budget

Hello BAPPOA members. After being a member of BAPPOA since 2018 I am excited to give back to the aquatic community that has provided so many resources to help make me successful in the aquatic industry.  My past job experience includes Sports and Aquatics Supervisor for the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (2018 - 2021), Aquatic Coordinator for California State University Chico (2016 - 2018) and I began my career in recreation with the City of San Ramon from Lifeguard to Facility Manager (2003 - 2016). I graduated California State University Chico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Commercial Recreation & Tourism.


“There is truth, justice, and the aquatic way” - Jim Wheeler


Affiliations, Training, Staff Development and Legislative Liaison - Jaylyn Valenzuela 

City of Brentwood


Responsible for: BAPPOMA Committee Chair, Trainings and Classes

Hello BAPPOA members! My name is Valenzuela, and I’m a Recreation Coordinator for the City of Brentwood. I have been involved in aquatics for about seven years and have worked in several different positions. I started as a cashier and then advanced my way up to lifeguard, swim instructor, lifeguard instructor and pool manager. I graduated from CSU East Bay with a B.S. in Business Administration. While I was going through college, I did not expect my career path would lead me to be in the Parks and Recreation profession. However, as years went on and new opportunities presented themselves, I became very passionate about providing aquatics services for a community and teaching the importance of water safety. I look forward to assisting all of you with your training needs and increasing our involvement in the aquatics profession.


Web Master - Justin Pitcher

City of Berkeley


Responsible for: BAPPOA website updates, social media, and e-mail blasts


Scholarships and Awards -  Stacy Burton

City of Newark


Responsible for: Scholarship Information & Applications, Award Nominees, Awards Banquet


Sponsorships and “Friends of BAPPOA” Liaison & Surveys - Dan Ngo

City of San Franisco 

Responsible for: Liason with Non-Profit Organizations and for Profit Organizations, Handles Survey Questions