The communications department is responsible for the district’s public information and community relations functions. It produces and distributes news releases and feature stories to a broad audience and is responsible for the design and maintenance of the district’s website. They also produce the EID customer newsletter, The Waterfront. Maintaining positive community relations with customers, the general public, and other stakeholders throughout EID’s service areas and wider region is an important function of this department.
Jesse Saich is EID's public information officer (PIO) and heads the district's communications department. He has worked in public information and outreach positions at EID since 2006. Prior to his work at the district, Jesse held positions in the private sector in the United States and Europe as a copywriter, editor, and teacher.
As PIO, Jesse serves as the primary contact for all media inquiries and facilitates communication with EID customers, businesses, and other community and regional stakeholders regarding district services and projects. He communicates directly with members of the media in both preparing and placing stories of general interest to EID’s customers and the wider community. In case of an emergency, he—in coordination with other public safety personnel—helps disseminate and coordinate vital information to ensure public safety.
Committed to representing EID's interests and helping to shape communications activities at the state level, Jesse is an active member of the Association of California Water Agencies’ Communications Committee.
Jesse was born in Placerville and attended local schools. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Davis, a master's degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Kansas, and a graduate certificate in public management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha's nationally ranked School of Public Administration.
Jesse and his wife, Andreja, live in Placerville with their young son.