Home Articles Staff Splash: Meet Eva Pierce Staff Splash: Meet Eva Pierce Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2023 Eva Pierce, senior buyer at Mesa Water, ensures the District procures the services and purchases the tools it needs to provide local, reliable, clean, safe water to its community at competitive rates and costs. Q: What is your favorite thing about Mesa Water? A: The feeling of community is strong within Mesa Water. Despite being a small team, our staff is incredibly powerful, working together seamlessly to achieve great feats daily. Q: What would people find surprising about your role? A: People would find surprising that I am tasked with not only ensuring the procurement of essential goods and services for daily operations, but also overseeing contracts within the District. My responsibilities include drafting, occasionally negotiating, and managing an array of contractual agreements. Q: What is one finance program or initiative you are most proud of? A: Since starting my position at Mesa Water last year, one of my objectives has been to identify efficiencies within the purchasing function. I’m excited for the launch of the District’s use of an e-bidding system, where staff will have the ability to post and process solicitations for goods and services needed through the District’s website online. Q: When you are not busy at work, what do you enjoy doing? A: Spending time with my husband and two sons; working out, or these days simply curled up on the couch watching a good TV series. Staff Splash is a recurring feature in News on Tap. Look forward to meeting more Mesa Water employees in future issues.