About 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 9 Board Members, all members of BAPPOA.  Each Board Member, except the Vice President, serves a term of two years on the board and then rotates off.  The Vice President position is a three year term, advancing to President in the second year and Past President in the third year. The nomination process allows for the election of 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 2021 Board Members

President - Cody George

Hayward Area Recreation & Park District



Hello fellow BAPPOA members and professional colleagues.   My name is Cody George and I and currently a Recreation Supervisor at the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District where I supervise the aquatics programming and maintenance at four swim centers and two splash parks.  I also supervise the District’s preschool, youth, and adult fitness programs. 


I been working professionally full-time in the aquatics field for the past 13 years holding positions at the YMCA, City of Oakland, and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.   I’ve also served previously on the BAPPOA Board as a Board Member at Large from 2009-2010 and as Treasure from 2010-2013.


As your President I would like to focus this year on rebuilding the BAPPOMA (Maintenance Group) of BAPPOA.   I would also like to continue to strengthen and growth the attendance and meetings and increase the overall completion rate of the Annual Survey.


Vice President - Kevin Boggs

Hey BAPPOA, my name is Kevin Boggs and I am proud to be your 2021 Vice-President. I am the Aquatics Coordinator for the City of San Ramon, overseeing the operations at both of our year-round facilities. I am born and raised here in the Bay Area and currently live in Livermore with my beautiful wife and three kids. While I didn’t grow up working at the pool as a Lifeguard, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the amazing salty veterans in our profession. I have used those experiences to continue to push San Ramon’s aquatic operations and I hope to be able to impart some of that to the members of BAPPOA. I look forward to what good things we can all do together this year and into the future. Cheers!


Secretary & Treasurer - Aaron Roth

East Bay Regional Park District



Responsible for: Membership, Registration Payment, Annual Budget

Greetings BAPPOA members!  My name is Aaron Roth and I’m an Aquatic Assistant/ On Call Firefighter with the East Bay Regional Park District.  Since 2015 I’ve also been your BAPPOA Secretary/Treasurer.  I grew up around the water and have been active in aquatics for close to 19 years!  When at work, you can find me overseeing our Junior Lifeguard Program, Aquatic Adventure Camp and Community Water Safety Outreach.  I look forward to serving you on the board for another great year and working to continually improve the value that BAPPOA brings to it’s members.

Affiliations, Training, Staff Development and Legislative Liaison - Tiffanie Lai

Responsible for: BAPPOMA Committee Chair, Trainings and Classes

Web Master - Tiffanie Lai

City of Mountain View



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

Howdy BAPPOA! My name is Tiffanie Lai, and I’m the Senior Recreation Coordinator at City of Mountain View.  I have been involved in aquatics in almost every element from swim lesson instruction, snack bar attendant, and cashier (and of course lifeguarding and instruction as well! :).   I originated from Sacramento (Go Kings!), and worked in Davis, and Oakland.  I enjoy working in the training and education sector, and am looking to forward to finishing my master’s in mental health psychology this year.  I am excited to assist BAPPOA on year two of my service term with any training needs.  I am excited to see our involvement increase through maintaining and meeting training and education facets in the field of aquatics.

Fun fact: In efforts to “practice what I preach”, I signed up for my first marathon in 2021!  Anyone interested in cross training? :)


Scholarships and Awards -  Jackie Carlisle

City of San Bruno



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

Hello BAPPOA members!  My name is Jackie Carlisle and I’ve been involved with BAPPOA over the past two years.  I’ve been in the aquatics field since 2001 and began as a lifeguard at the San Bruno Park Pool. Since then I’ve served as a head coach for the Capuchino High School Swim Team for fourteen seasons, their Water Polo Team for two seasons, and an assistant coach for the South San Francisco Aquatic Club for a year.  I’ve also worked for the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco as well as Menlo Swim & Sport at several of their locations. My aquatics career has come full circle and I am now a Recreation Coordinator for the City of San Bruno where I run youth sports and aquatics at the very pool where I developed my love for water and made so many memories. I am very excited to be serving on the BAPPOA board this year, working together to make all our programs the best they can be, and celebrating our success! 


Sponsorships and “Friends of BAPPOA” Liaison & Surveys - Steven Thomas

City of Walnut Creek
925.943.5899 ext. 2448


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

Hello Aquatic Professionals! My name is Steven and I am an Aquatic Coordinator for City of Walnut Creek, and I am your Chief Legislation Officer. I have been working in the Aquatic Industry for 15 years, and been a Full-Time employee involved on and off with BAPPOA for about 8 years. The members I have met over the years have always been an excellent resource for brainstorming ideas and solving problems. I am excited to work with our Board Members both new and returning to continue to provide a venue for networking and sharing information among agencies.