Outreach Awards Program 2015 Winners

Every year at ACWA’s Fall Conference & Exposition, outreach awards are given to the top outreach participants in each region and to the overall top outreach participant. Winners are determined by the number of contacts made with legislators that are consistent with ACWA’s support or oppose positions, as determined by the ACWA State Legislative Committee. 

Agencies listed below are the top ACWA Outreach winners in each region for 2015.  Their outstanding effort and the efforts of all the Outreach Ambassadors helped ACWA accomplish its 2015 legislative and regulatory goals.

  • Region 1:        McKinleyville Community Services District
  • Region 2:        Bella Vista Water District
  • Region 3:        South Tahoe Public Utilities District
  • Region 4:        Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District
  • Region 5:        Soquel Creek Water District
  • Region 6:        Kings River Conservation District
  • Region 7:        Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District and East Niles Community Services District (tie)
  • Region 8:        Three Valleys Municipal Water District
  • Region 9:        Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • Region 10:      Valley Center Municipal Water District

2015 Overall Winner: Cucamonga Valley Water District

Past Overall Outreach Winners

  • 2014 - Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • 2013 - Three Valleys Municipal Water District
  • 2013 - Three Valleys Municipal Water District
  • 2011 - Three Valleys Municipal Water District
  • 2010 - Western Municipal Water District
  • 2009 - Coachella Valley Water District
  • 2008 – Coachella Valley Water District
  • 2007 – El Dorado Irrigation District
  • 2006 – Western Municipal Water District
  • 2005 – United Water Conservation District
  • 2004 – United Water Conservation District

2015 Most Compelling Case

Coachella Valley Water District for its outreach activities to support ACWA-sponsored SB 385.

2015 Most Effective Agency on Federal Issues

Eastern Municipal Water District for engaging on scores of federal issues with implications for water agencies.

2015 Most Active Small Agency

Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District for acting on every ACWA alert on SB 385 in 2015, despite having only 10 employees.