Central Basin Director Leticia Vasquez Appointed to MWD Board of Directors
Commerce, CA –Central Basin Director Leticia Vasquez has been appointed by her colleagues to represent the District on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Board of Directors. The 37-member MWD Board addresses the water supply needs of the greater Southern California region.
Director Leticia Vasquez was elected in June 2012 to represent Division IV, which is comprised of the cities and communities of Lynwood, South Gate, Florence-Graham, Willowbrook, Compton and Carson. Prior to serving on the Central Basin Board of Directors, she was elected to serve on the Lynwood City Council and in 2005 made history as the city's first Latina mayor. As a councilmember, she led one of the city's most aggressive lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. and Sacramento securing millions of dollars in funding for parks projects, affordable housing, street improvement , the Lynwood City Hall expansion project and a new state-of-the-art Senior Citizen Center. Director Vasquez holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Policy & Administration in Urban Affairs, and a Master's Degree in Education from Pepperdine University.
Director Vasquez will be formally installed to serve on February 12th at the monthly meeting of the MWD Board of Directors.
For more information on Director Leticia Vasquez, please visit www.centralbasin.org.
Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of more than 2 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.