John Coleman, ACWA Vice President
John A. Coleman was elected vice president of the Association of California Water Agencies in December 2011.
He has been a member of the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors since 1990, serving as president of the EBMUD board from 1996 to 2000 and vice president in 2009 and 2010.
Coleman is a past president of the board of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies and is past president of DERWA, the joint powers authority for recycled water service provided by EBMUD and the Dublin-San Ramon Services District. He currently chairs the Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority and is chair of the Freeport Regional Water Authority.
He is the immediate past chair of ACWA's Federal Affairs Committee and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa Council, the National Water Resources Association (NWRA), and the WateReuse Association. He served on ABAG's CALFED Task Force, the Advisory Council for California Forward, and chaired its Water and Land Use Subcommittee.
Coleman served Governors Wilson and Davis as Deputy Director of External Affairs for the California Conservation Corps.