Stan G. Rajtora was elected to the Indian Wells Valley Water District Board of Directors in November 2018. He currently serves on the Finance and Plant & Equipment Committees.
Stan came to the Indian Wells Valley in 1972 after receiving BS, MS, and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering. He was born and raised in Iowa on a small farm outside Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has been a resident of the Indian Wells Valley for the last forty-six years. He has lived on the base, in the City of Ridgecrest, and now lives in the County.
Prior to working at China Lake as a Navy engineer prior work experience included farm worker, car wash employee, summer railroad employee, wind tunnel laboratory assistant, and a co-op student working for NASA at Edwards Air Force Base. He taught a variety of engineering classes while working on his PhD.
Stan retired from the Navy civil service after 36 years as a senior engineering analyst. He worked on multiple aircraft projects and missile projects, as well as technology development projects. Since retirement, he has spent significant time attending Water District and City meetings advocating transparency, accountability, and fiscal integrity.
Stan ran for Water District Board membership advocating transparency, accountability, and fiscal integrity. He believes government should be both transparent and responsive to the needs of the people. He also believes government works best when the public is engaged.