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Valley Water Mentoring Program consists of two sub-programs: 1:1 Mentoring Program and New Hire Buddy Program.   

Click here for more information on 1:1 Mentoring Program.
Click here for more information on New Hire Buddy Program.

By participating in either 1:1 Mentoring Program or New Hire Buddy Program, as a Buddy, the participants contribute towards their "Succession & Talent Development" EDPP goals (  

NOTE: Participants need supervisor approval to participate in these programs. 

Valley Water Mentoring Program, 1:1 Mentoring Program, and the New Hire Buddy Program are administered by Workforce Development.  For more information about the program, please contact the Workforce Development team at

Why Become a Mentor or Mentee?

  • DEVELOP feedback and critical thinking skills and your leadership skills
  • GROW your network within the organization 
  • ADVANCE your leadership skills, opportunities, and build your career path
  • GAIN a better understanding of the organization and to navigate workplace challenges

Why Become a New Hire Buddy?

  • GROW by teaching and guiding a new hire
  • LEARN by working with a brand new Valley Water employee and understanding a new hire's paradigm
  • DEVELOP your coaching and mentoring skills


One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell

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