Harry Starkey has worked as a water professional for 27 years and since 2010, has served as the General Manager of the West Kern Water District. West Kern Water District serves potable and raw water to the Westside communities and businesses with the majority of their water deliveries supporting the energy sector. He has worked in the water business for 30 years, both in public agencies and as a consultant here in Kern County.
Native to Bakersfield, he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has been a Rotarian for 13 years and served as President of both the Bakersfield and Taft Rotary Clubs.
Harry is a Trustee for the Memorial Hospital Foundation and on the executive board for the Water Association of Kern County. He has served on the Kern County Bar Association fee arbitration committee, along with coaching numerous youth sports teams. He is a proud father to his son Conner and his daughter Baylee.