ACWA Region Elections
2015 is an election year for ACWA's 10 regions for the 2016-'17 term. All region board members serve a two-year term and are elected by their region membership. The Region boards serve many important functions, such as organizing tours and programs that educate ACWA's membership, activating grassroots support for issues and articulating regional views.
2016-2017 REGION ELECTION RESULTS
Chair: Dennis Mayo, McKinleyville Community Services District
Vice Chair: Michael Ban, Marin Municipal Water District
David L. Bentley, North Marin Water District
Jennifer Burke, City of Santa Rosa
Judith Mirbegian, Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District
Brad Sherwood, Sonoma County Water Agency
Marvin Talso, Redwood Valley County Water District
Chair: Eric Larrabee, Western Canal Water District
Vice Chair: David Coxey, Bella Vista Water District
George M. Barber, Paradise Irrigation District
Sean Earley, Richvale Irrigation District
Randy Fletcher, Yuba County Water Agency
Ryan McNally, Browns Valley Irrigation District
Chair: Joshua Alpine, Placer County Water Agency
Vice Chair: Shannon Cotulla, South Tahoe Public Utility District
Dave Eggerton, Calaveras County Water District
Gene Mancebo, Amador Water Agency
Patrick Hayes, Mammoth Community Water District
Chair: Robert S. Roscoe, Sacramento Suburban Water District
Vice Chair: Glen Grant, Solano Irrigation District
Mike Hardesty, Reclamation District No. 2068
Thomas McGurk, Stockton East Water District
John Mensinger, Modesto Irrigation District
Tim O’Halloran, Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Pamela Tobin, San Juan Water District
Chair: David T. Hodgin, Scotts Valley Water District
Vice Chair: Bill Rosen, Goleta Water District
Polly Holcombe, Carpinteria Valley Water District
Lesa R. McIntosh, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Anson B. Moran, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Dick Quigley, Zone 7 Water Agency
John H. Weed, Alameda County Water District
Chair: Matthew H. Hurley, Angiola Water District
Vice Chair: Bill Diedrich, San Luis Water District
Gregory H. Beberian, Fresno Irrigation District
David Cehrs, Kings River Conservation District
Brian Davis, Madera Irrigation District
Rick Gilmore, San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority
Palmer A. McCoy, Henry Miller Reclamation District #2131
Chair: David G. Bixler, Kaweah River Power Authority
Vice Chair: William A. Taube, Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District
Eric Averett, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Tom Barcellos, Lower Tule River Irrigation District
Scott A. Edwards, Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District
J. Paul Hendrix, Tulare Irrigation District
Morrison E. MacKay, Rosamond Community Services District
Chair: Stephen L. Cole, Newhall County Water District
Vice Chair: Gloria D. Gray, West Basin Municipal Water District
Melvin Matthews, Foothill Municipal Water District
Michael Holmes, Walnut Valley Water District
William Cooper, Castaic Lake Water Agency
Frederick “Brian” Bowcock, Three Valleys Municipal Water District
Chair: G. Patrick O’Dowd, Coachella Valley Water District (Arid)
Vice Chair: Harvey Ryan, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (Western)
James Morales Jr., East Valley Water District
James Ventura, Jr., Mojave Water Agency
Joseph J. Kuebler, Eastern Municipal Water District
Steven Farrell, Crestline Village Water District
Chair: Brian J. Brady, Fallbrook Public Utility District (San Diego County)
Vice Chair: Cathy Green, Orange County Water District (Orange County)
DeAna Verbeke, Helix Water District (San Diego County)
Richard L. Vasquez, Vista Irrigation District (San Diego County)
Jim Atkinson, Mesa Water District (Orange County)
Larry McKenney, Municipal Water District of Orange County (Orange County)
Charles T. Gibson, Santa Margarita Water District (Orange County)
The ACWA region election process got under way earlier this year. The elections reconstitute the boards of each region, including the region chair, vice chair and board members.
Nominating committees were appointed by the current chairs of each region. The committees are tasked with identifying and reviewing qualifications of eligible region chair, vice chair and board member candidates for the 2016-’17 term.
Election materials were sent to ACWA member agencies electronically on May 4. Included in the email were links to information about the role and responsibilities of the regions, election timeline, region rules and regulations, candidate nomination form and a sample resolution.
Interested candidates were required to submit a signed resolution of support from their agency’s board of directors in order to be eligible for the election. All candidate nomination forms, signed resolutions and candidate information were to be submitted to ACWA no later than June 30, 2015.
The elections began on July 31, 2015, when the region nominating committees announced their recommended slate for each of the 10 region boards. An official electronic ballot identifying the recommended slate and any additional candidates for consideration were sent to all ACWA member agencies. Only one ballot per agency was accepted.
All region election ballots were due to be received by ACWA by Sept. 30, and election results will be announced on Oct. 5, 2015.
If you have questions, please contact:
Regions 1, 5, 6 & 7:Regional Affairs Representative Katie Dahl
Regions 2, 8, 9 & 10: Regional Affairs Representative Brandon Ida
Regions 3 & 4: Region & Member Services Specialist II Ana Torres
Or call (916) 441-4545
About ACWA Region Elections
ACWA Region elections occur in odd-number years to elect the officers of each region. The officers shall be a chair and a vice chair and three to five board members who are elected by their region by September 30, or the preceding Friday if September 30 falls on a weekend. The officers of the region board take office on January 1 of the calendar year following the election and hold office for two years. (ACWA Bylaw V.2.A).
The nominating committee role is to pursue qualified member candidates within the region to run for the region board. The nominated committee is appointed by the region chair in concurrence by the region board in the odd year. The nominating committee will select a recommended slate for the region election.
Call for Candidates
Will be sent out to all ACWA Region General Managers and Board Presidents on May 4, 2015.
Region Election Results Announced
ACWA Region election results are announced October 5, 2015.
|Call for Candidate form||92.88 KB|
|SAMPLE RESOLUTION 2015||72.94 KB|
|2015 Region Election Timeline||139.77 KB|
|Role of the Regions||132.95 KB|
|New Region Candidate.pdf||75.32 KB|