Get to know Will Wong

Will Wong

6 Questions for Will Wong, Modesto’s Director of Utilities:

What is the biggest goal you aim to accomplish as the Director of Utilities?

As the Director of Utilities, my biggest goal is to increase public awareness of Modesto’s water resources, showcase what we are doing to ensure proper management, and foster public confidence in the City’s utilities.  This will all be accomplished as part of the new One Water initiative.

What is one thing the average citizen of Modesto might not know about the role of Director of Utilities?

The Director of Utilities proudly oversees over 270 employees, each playing an important role to ensure that our citizens receive essential water and sewer services 24/7, 365 days per year.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?  Why?

Travel outside the United States; experience how other people live and get outside your comfort zone.  Enjoy different cultures and food – it will be a profound experience!

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would it be?

Grilled cheese sandwich, with provolone cheese and prosciutto, on sourdough bread.

What motivates you most to get out of bed each morning?

I work with an incredible staff.  I look forward to discovering what great things we can do together for our customers every day.  

If humanity colonized Mars in your lifetime, would you visit?  Why or why not?

Yes!  It will be a great chance to do something that people have only dreamed about.