Tepa Banda was appointed as the Director of Finance for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) and Sacramento Area Sewer District (SacSewer) in December 2021. In this role, he is responsible for managing budgeting, accounting, reserves, rate setting, annual financial reporting, and debt for both Regional San and SacSewer. He also serves as the treasurer for both districts.
Before joining the districts’ executive management team, Banda served for three years as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Sacramento County’s Department of Waste Management & Recycling. Prior to that, he led public sector finance initiatives and teams in various roles, including as Financial Analysis and Budget Manager for East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), as Capital & Grant Programs Analyst for Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, and as a public finance and economics consultant with Economic & Planning Systems.
Throughout his career, Banda has administered and led a wide variety of financial projects and studies, including the development of annual capital and operating budgets, long-range capital financing plans, and financing strategies. He also has substantial experience conducting long-term financial forecasts, restructuring fee programs, conducting rate studies, managing financial reporting, billing and collections, and leading teams.
Banda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zambia and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter and is actively pursuing his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certification.