Joseph Olsen, P.E.Metro Water District, General Manager
Mr. Olsen was appointed to the Authority by Governor Ducey in February of 2021, as a person knowledgeable in water resource issues.
Mr. Olsen is the General Manager of Metro Water District, where he is responsible for the daily operations of the utility. He is a registered professional engineer in Arizona (Civil) and is also an ADEQ certified water and wastewater operator. Additionally, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves where he backfills the active duty Civil Engineering Squadron Commander at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Mr. Olsen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Military Science and Operational Art (Public Administration) from Air University. He lives with his wife and teenage son in Tucson and thoroughly enjoys running, swimming, lifting weights, hiking, and Krav Maga.