2023 Region Elections

ACWA’s membership is organized into 10 regions, each of which has a Board of Directors comprised of five to seven members who serve two-year terms. Voting has concluded for ACWA’s region elections to determine the boards of each region, including the region Chair, Vice Chair and three to five board members.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the region officers here. Click on the “Region Election Results” dropdown below to view the region officers for the 2024-’25 term.

Region Election Results

The following 2024-’25 region board officers will begin their term Jan. 1, 2024, and serve until Dec. 31, 2025. More information on the ACWA region election results is available here.

Region 1

Chair: Elizabeth Salomone, General Manager, Mendocino County Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation Improvement District

Vice Chair: Jennifer Burke, Water Director, Santa Rosa Water

Board Members:

  • Tamara Alaniz, General Manager, Brooktrails Township Community Services District
  • Dennis Mayo, President, McKinleyville Community Services District
  • David Rabbitt, Director, Sonoma Water
  • Bruce Rupp, Director, Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

Region 2

Chair: Eric F. Larrabee, Vice President, Western Canal Water District

Vice Chair: Josh Watkins, Water Utility Manager, City of Redding

Board Members:

  • David Coxey, General Manager, Bella Vista Water District
  • Sean Earley, General Manager, Richvale Irrigation District
  • Adam Robin, Government Relations Manager, Yuba Water Agency
  • Dean Sherrill, Regulatory Officer, Rio Alto Water District
  • Tony Thomasy, Water Department Superintendent, City of Shasta Lake

Region 3

Chair: Larry McKenney, General Manager, Amador Water Agency

Vice Chair: Michael Saunders, Director, Georgetown Divide Public Utility District

Board Members:

  • Jim Abercrombie, General Manager, El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Sean Barclay, General Manager, Tahoe City Public Utility District
  • Jennifer Hanson, General Manager, Nevada Irrigation District
  • Michael Minkler, General Manager, Calaveras County Water District
  • Jessica Self, General Manager, Union Public Utility District

Region 4

Chair: Brian Sanders, Policy & Legislative Specialist, City of Sacramento Department of Utilities

Vice Chair: Kristin Sicke, General Manager, Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

Board Members:

  • Ronald Davis, Director, Carmichael Water District
  • Cary Keaten, General Manager, Solano Irrigation District
  • Thomas D. Orvis, President, Oakdale Irrigation District
  • Andrew Watkins, Director, Stockton East Water District
  • David Weisenberger, General Manager, Banta-Carbona Irrigation District

Region 5

Chair: John L. Varela, Chair, Valley Water

Vice Chair: Sarah Palmer, Director, Zone 7 Water Agency

Board Members:

  • Mary Bannister, Director, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
  • John Muller, President, Coastside County Water District
  • John H. Weed, Director, Alameda County Water District
  • Floyd Wicks, Director, Montecito Water District

Region 6

Chair: Deanna Jackson, Executive Director, Tri-County Water Authority

Vice Chair: Sargeant J. Green, Director, Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

Board Members:

  • Brian Davis, Director, Madera Irrigation District
  • Ross Franson, Director, Westlands Water District
  • Charlotte Gallock, Director of Water Resources, Kings River Conservation District
  • Justin Rowe, Sr. Director Finance, Strategy & Govt. Affairs, Dudley Ridge Water District
  • Darcy Villere, Director, Firebaugh Canal Water District

Region 7

Chair: Sheridan Nicholas, Engineer-Manger, Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District

Vice Chair: Tom Barcellos, President, Lower Tule River Irrigation District

Board Members:

  • Johnny Amaral, Chief of External Affairs, Friant Water Authority
  • Byron Glennan, President, Rosamond Community Services District
  • Kris Lawrence, General Manager, Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District
  • Thomas Neisler, General Manager, Tehachapi Cummings County Water District
  • Trenton Taylor, Water Resources Manager, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District

Region 8

Chair: Anthony R. Fellow, Vice President, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water

Vice Chair: William Cooper, Director, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency

Board Members:

  • Frank Colcord, Director, Foothill Municipal Water District
  • Robert Lewis, Director, Rowland Water District
  • John T. Morris, Director, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Leonard E. Polan, Director, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
  • Scott Quady, Director, Calleguas Municipal Water District

Region 9

Chair: G. Patrick O’Dowd, Executive Director, Salton Sea Authority

Vice Chair: Carol Lee Gonzales-Brady, Vice President, Rancho California Water District

Board Members:

  • Brenda Dennstedt, Director, Western Municipal Water District
  • Gina Dockstader, Director, Imperial Irrigation District
  • James Morales Jr., Vice Chairman, East Valley Water District
  • Paul Ortega, President, Desert Water Agency
  • Harvey Ryan, Director, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

Region 10

Chair: Dana Friehauf, Director, Santa Fe Irrigation District

Vice Chair: Charles T. Gibson, Director, Santa Margarita Water District

Board Members:

  • Jennifer DeMeo, Vice President, Fallbrook Public Utility District
  • Marice H. DePasquale, Vice President, Mesa Water District
  • Jose Martinez, General Manager, Otay Water District
  • George Murdoch, Vice President, East Orange County Water District
  • Deborah Neev, Commissioner, Laguna Beach County Water District

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