ACWA Board Roster

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ACWA’s 2022-’23  Board of Directors are:

Pamela Tobin
ACWA President
San Juan Water District (Region 4)

Cathy Green
ACWA Vice President
Orange County Water District (Region 10)

Steven LaMar
ACWA Immediate Past President
Irvine Ranch Water District (Region 10)

Joshua Alpine
Region 3 Chair
Placer County Water Agency

Gary Arant
Energy Committee Chair
Valley Center Municipal Water District (Region 10)

Ernie Avila
Local Government Chair
Contra Costa Water District (Region 5)

Alexandra Biering
Agriculture Committee
Friant Water Agency (Region 7)

Jennifer Buckman
Legal Affairs Committee Chair
Yuba Water Agency (Region 2)

Jack Burgett
Region 5 Vice Chair
North Coast Water District

Jennifer Burke
Region 1 Vice Chair
City of Santa Rosa

William Cooper
Region 8 Vice Chair
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency

David Coxey
Region 2 Vice Chair
Bella Vista Water District

Edgar Dymally
Water Quality Committee Chair
Municipal Water District of Southern California (Region 8)

Ryan Ferguson
Region 6 Vice Chair
Westlands Water District

Dana Friehauf
Region 10 Vice Chair
Santa Fe Irrigation District

Charles Gibson
Region 10 Chair
Santa Margarita Water District

Gloria Gray
Region 8 Chair
West Basin Municipal Water District

Deanna Jackson
Region 6 Chair
Tri-County Water Agency

Marwan Khalifa
Finance Committee Chair
Mesa Water District (Region 10)

Eric Larrabee
Region 2 Chair
Western Canal Water District

Joone Lopez
Membership Committee Chair
Moulton Niguel Water District (Region 10)

Melody McDonald
ACWA JPIA Vice President
San Bernardino Valley WCD (Region 9)

Justin Mendes
Region 7 Vice Chair
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District

John Mensinger
Region 4 Chair
Modesto Irrigation District

Michael Minkler
Region 3 Vice Chair
Calaveras County Water District

Thomas P. Neisler
Region 7 Chair
Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District

G. Patrick O’Dowd
Region 9 Vice Chair
Salton Sea Authority

David Pedersen
Water Management Committee Chair
Las Virgenes Water District (Region 8)

Jim Peifer
Federal Affairs Committee Chair
Sacramento Suburban Water District (Region 4)

Brian Poulsen
State Legislative Committee Chair
El Dorado Irrigation District (Region 3)

Bruce Rupp
Region 1 Chair
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

Harvey Ryan
Region 9 Chair
Elsinore Valley Municipal Utilities District

Brian Sanders
Region 4 Vice Chair
City of Sacramento, Dept. of Utilities

Stacy Taylor
Business Development Committee Chair
Mesa Water District (Region 10)

John L. Varela
Region 5 Chair
Valley Water

Melissa Williams
Communications Committee Chair
Modesto Irrigation District (Region 4)

John Woodling
Groundwater Committee Chair
Elk Grove Water District, FRCD (Region 4)

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