Nipomo services district's general manager gets a raise

Nipomo Community Services District General Manager Michael LeBrun received a raise this week, making him one of the top earners among leaders of services districts in San Luis Obispo County.

The Nipomo Community Services District board of directors unanimously approved an amended general manager contact with LeBrun on Wednesday, bumping his base salary to $164,140 a year from $150,000 annually.

He also receives a cell phone reimbursement of $65 a month and has access to a district vehicle for district-related uses, including traveling to and from his home.

LeBrun is not the highest-paid general manager in the county — that distinction goes to Paavo Ogren, who just took the helm at the Oceano Community Services District.

That district board in May approved a four-year contract with Ogren, who led the county’s Public Works department for seven years, at an annual cost of $196,000 plus benefits.

After LeBrun, the next highest-paid general manager is Jerry Gruber of Cambria, whose 2013 contract gave him an annual salary of $157,500 plus benefits.