Strategic Management Team

Meet the Strategic Management Team

The Strategic Management Team (SMT), under the direction of the Board of Directors, is responsible for leading the District, setting priorities, focus, energy and resources. Ensuring staff and other stakeholders work towards common goals in alignment with the District’s Board of Directors Strategic Plan’s initiatives and strategies, and adjusting to adapt to changes in community needs and environment around us.

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Phillip Lewis

General Manager

As General Manager, Phillip directs and coordinates all activities of the District; is in charge of and has overall responsibility for all the District’s Departments: Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Parks & Recreation, and Administrative Services. Phillip joined the District in 2020 as the Parks and Recreation Administrator and was promoted to General Manager in 2023.  Prior to working for the District he served several leadership roles in the Oregon Recreation & Parks Association, Riverfront Trail Incorporated Board, and Friends of Trees. During his previous tenures, Phillip has led Community Facilities District (CFD) funding initiatives and initiated multiple programs to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including emphasizing inclusion of traditionally underrepresented communities. 

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Sigrid Asmundson

District Counsel

Sigrid is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Law.  Sigrid began her employment with the Cosumnes Community Services District in July 2019, but she was no stranger to the District. Sigrid was a partner at Best Best and Krieger LLP (BBK) for almost 14 years, and was the attorney assigned to work directly with the District for the last 10 years of her tenure with BBK. Sigrid offers in depth legal support and expertise to District Executive Team, Board of Directors, and staff in areas of Municipal Law, Election Law and Administrative Law.

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Felipe Rodriguez

Fire Chief

Felipe Rodriguez joined the Cosumnes Fire Department in November 2020. He has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career, most recently serving as the City of Folsom Fire Chief and previously holding several ranks with the City of Oceanside and City of Stockton fire departments. Rodriguez began his professional career 26 years ago, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and developed his skills as a medic. In addition, Chief Rodriguez has been the Chairperson for the Sacramento County Fire Chief’s Association and the Sacramento Regional Diversity Committee.

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Paul Mewton

Chief of Planning, Design and Construction

Paul began his employment with the Cosumnes Community Services District in 2005. Before that he worked for the City of Fremont as Associate Landscape Architect. Paul holds a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture. Paul has outstanding knowledge in the fields of construction management, sustainable design, and project planning. Under his direction his team designs award winning parks in the City of Elk Grove, providing the community world class parks and playgrounds.  Paul oversees District Facility Maintenance and Planning, Design and Construction. 

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Amanda Chehrezad

Administrator of General Services 

Dr. Chehrezad joined the District in January 2023 with over 20 years of public, private, and nonprofit experience. Prior to joining the district, Dr. Chehrezad served as the Regional Director for USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Japan. Dr. Chehrezad also previously served as the TOMODACHI Women's Leadership Program Manager at the U.S.-Japan Council. Previously, Dr. Chehrezad was responsible for the strategic management of multimillion-dollar capacity building projects for international law enforcement officials under the U.S. Department of State's International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section in Mexico. Dr. Chehrezad holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University, Japan Campus, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis.