December 14, 2023, El Dorado Hills, California – In a stunning turn of events, Kevin Loewen, General Manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD), has abruptly left his position, sending shockwaves through the community. Confirmation of Loewen’s departure came from EDHCSD Director Stephen Ferry, who declared,
“He is no longer an employee of the CSD as of today.”
The circumstances surrounding Loewen’s sudden exit are shrouded in mystery, with EDHCSD promising more details to be unveiled at tonight’s Board of Directors meeting. The urgency of the situation is emphasized by the decision to discuss Loewen’s replacement in a closed session during the meeting, indicating a swift response to the unexpected vacancy.
The revelation of Loewen’s departure comes on the heels of an announcement made on November 9 by EDHCSD President Noelle Mattock. She disclosed the hiring of an independent law firm to investigate Loewen’s conduct, following concerns raised by El Dorado Hills residents about potential ethics and contract violations linked to his professional activities outside the district and his relationship with a CSD consultant.
This departure also follows a deeper probe into Loewen’s consulting business, currently underway to determine potential legal or ethical concerns arising from his dual professional roles. The investigation focuses on Loewen’s ties with DTA, a consultant aiding the district in managing its Landscaping and Lighting Assessment Districts, among other responsibilities.
Quotes from concerned residents, George Steed and Robert Williams, underscore the growing frustration within the community. Steed questions when identified errors and omissions by the EDHCSD cross over into malfeasance, while Williams calls for an end to what he perceives as gamesmanship, urging the CSD to take responsibility for its conduct.
Kevin Loewen’s departure marks the end of his tenure as General Manager since January 2017, having been employed with the district since February 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile. He previously served as the EDHCSD Director of Parks and Planning.
As the community awaits more details, Village Life has attempted to reach out to the now-former General Manager for comment but has yet to receive a response. The EDHCSD Board of Directors’ actions and decisions in the aftermath of these revelations will likely play a pivotal role in shaping the district’s future and restoring faith in local leadership.