Facilities & Operations: At Your Service

SRJC Petaluma Facilities & Operations Staff

The Petaluma campus staff is part of the FPO team of 70 talented men and women who are dedicated to providing the most effective, safe, and customer services to the College community. We are especially proud of our most valuable resource - the culturally diverse staff of managers, technical professionals, administrative support, skilled trades, support staff, and students that ensures one of the most beautifully maintained colleges among California's 110 community colleges. In addition to new construction, renovation projects, and deferred maintenance, FPO maintains 70 buildings, 1.5 million gross square feet, multiple athletics fields, and 500 acres that include the Santa Rosa Campus, Petaluma Campus, Public Safety Training Center, and Shone Farm.

Manager, Buildings & Equipment Maintenance
Gary Watts

Coordinator, Building Operations
Charles Gachet

Custodial AM
Ruben Ochoa
Musie Ghebremariam
Veronica Chavez

Custodial PM
Yohannes Berhane
Jason Kostic

Denise Marquez
Raphael Cuevas-Palacios

Administrative Support
Kate Lucas
Heidi Miranda


In order to better serve the Petaluma Campus community and maintain our beautiful facility your help is needed in the following ways:

  • Utilize our Service Request System
  • Reset classrooms for next instructor to the original arrangement
  • Encourage students to utilize trash receptacles
  • Reduce light usage; use only what is needed, turn off when done
  • Designate a central contact for each department
  • Encourage acceptable facilities use conduct
  • Discourage and report defacing, graffiti and vandalism
  • Provide clear event needs; avoid changes