ACWA Board Names Executive Director Designate

  • by Heather Engel
  • Sep 28, 2018
  • Water News

Following a nationwide recruitment effort, the ACWA Board of Directors today named Dave Eggerton as the association’s new Executive Director Designate.

Eggerton, general manager of the Calaveras County Water District, will start his new position on Nov. 1, working alongside current ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn. Eggerton will officially take the reins as Executive Director on Dec. 3, assuming responsibility for overseeing about 40 staff members in Sacramento and Washington D.C.

“Choosing ACWA’s new executive director is perhaps the most important decision the Board of Directors will make for the foreseeable future,” said ACWA President Brent Hastey. “Dave is enthusiastic, passionate and has a strong vision for ACWA’s role in California water policy. The Board was unanimous in its belief that he is the best leader to take the association forward in a time when water policy is more challenging and complicated than ever before.”

Eggerton is no stranger to ACWA, having been an active member for the past 15 years and serving on the State Legislative Committee, Water Management Committee, Federal Affairs Committee, Region 3 Board and ACWA Board of Directors.

“I know first-hand the important role ACWA plays in the state’s water industry,” Eggerton said. “Leading ACWA’s talented staff in performing that crucial work on behalf of our 450 member agencies is a dream come true.”

Eggerton earned bachelor’s degrees in English and political science from Texas A&M University in 1995 and proceeded to graduate first in his class at the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2000. After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, he worked as deputy general counsel for the El Dorado Irrigation District from 2004-2010. In 2011, he was named general manager of the El Dorado County Water Agency, a position he held until being hired by CCWD in 2014.

Quinn announced earlier this year his plans to retire after working nearly 40 years in the water industry. He will serve in an advisory role to the new executive director from Dec. 3 until he officially retires on Dec. 31.

“I can’t think of a better choice to lead the association into the future,” Quinn said. “Dave’s experience with local government and perspective coming from a member agency will be valuable assets.”

 

Suggested Resources

15 RESOURCES prev next
ACWA Comment Letter on Notification Levels for PFOA and PFOS

Agency: State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Subject: Notification Levels and Response Levels for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) […]

July 2019 Federal Regulatory Issues Chart

Sorry, but only ACWA members have permission to view this content. Member login is required.

ACWA and CMUA Comment Letter on the Drinking Water Needs Assessment Conceptual Plan

Sorry, but only ACWA members have permission to view this content. Member login is required.

ACWA Dues Automation Process Webinar

ACWA has a recording available of the webinar on the new Dues Automation Process. The purpose of this recording is to assist […]

ACWA 2019 Spring Conference Presentations

Presentations from ACWA’s 2019 Spring Conference & Exhibition held May 7-10 in Monterey are available below. Please note that this […]

Priority Issues Bulletin

Sorry, but only ACWA members have permission to view this content. Member login is required.

Comment Letter on the Proposed Framework for Performance Standards for Water Loss

Agency: State Water Resources Control Board Subject: Proposed Framework for Performance Standards for Water Loss Letter excerpt:  Dear Mr. Gomberg: Thank […]

Federal Legislative Matrix

Sorry, but only ACWA members have permission to view this content. Member login is required.

Overview Presentations: Water Conservation/Water Use Efficiency Laws of 2018 (AB 1668/SB 606) and Implementation Challenges

State Overview by Peter Brostrom, Department of Water Resources (May 2019) Implementations Challenges by David Bolland, ACWA (May 2019) A […]

May 2019 Federal Regulatory Issues Chart

Sorry, but only ACWA members have permission to view this content. Member login is required.

COMMENT LETTER: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”

Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Subject: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. […]

California H2O: Flowing for the Future

ACWA and J Comm, Inc. have collaborated to create a 10-part video series to educate Californians about critical water issues. […]

Energy and Water Resources Policy Principles

In January 2019, ACWA released policy principles on “Energy and Water Resources” in California. The updated principles will help guide […]

ACWA’s 2019 Spring Legal Briefing and CLE Workshop Materials

The following presentations and materials for ACWA’s 2019 Legal Briefing and CLE Workshop on May. 7 from 9 a.m. to […]

ACWA Suggested Guidelines for 2019 Triennial Reporting of Public Health Goal Exceedance in Drinking Water

Agency: Public Water Systems and State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water Subject: Suggested Guidelines for Preparation of Required […]

Suggested News

15 Articles prev next
District recognized as Chamber ‘Member of the Year’ for Sewer System Funding Efforts

YUCCA VALLEY – Hi-Desert Water District (HDWD) was named Member of the Year by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce […]

SCV Water Moves Forward with Testing Water Treatment to Remove PFAS

The SCV Water Board of Directors approved expedited testing of treatment options for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which were […]

SWEETWATER AUTHORITY AWARDS GRANTS TO SUPPORT WATER EFFICIENCY IN SOUTH BAY

CHULA VISTA – The Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Board of Directors presented checks to the City of Chula Vista and the […]

July 2019 Priority Issues Update

Sorry, but only ACWA members have permission to view this content. Member login is required.

General Manager Steve Nugent of Carmichael Water District Retires

With over 37 years in the water industry, Carmichael Water District (CWD) General Manager, Steve Nugent, announced his retirement on […]

ACWA Accepting Applications and Nominations for Fall Awards

ACWA will present several awards at its 2019 Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, being held Dec. 3-6, and […]

ACWA Supports Legislature’s Approval of Safe Drinking Water Funding Solution

SACRAMENTO – The Senate July 8 approved SB 200 (Monning), putting California one step closer to enacting the second part […]

South Coast Water District Certifies EIR for Ocean Desalination Project

On June 27, the South Coast Water District (SCWD) Board of Directors certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for […]

Annual Water Quality Report: Western’s Water is Clean and Safe to Drink

RIVERSIDE – The annual report card on Western Municipal Water District’s water quality is in and the results reflect, as […]

Walnut Valley Water District Details Strategic Vision for the Future

WALNUT – The Walnut Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors has formally adopted a strategic plan for 2019, which […]

New Website Offers RWD Customers Improved User Experience

ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Rowland Water District launched a brand new website featuring enhanced content, more intuitive navigation and a suite […]

AAA-Rated Moulton Niguel Approves On-Time, Balanced Budget

Moulton Niguel Water District, which holds a coveted AAA credit rating from two independent credit ratings agencies, has approved an […]

ACWA Comments on California Fiscal Year 2019-’20 Budget

SACRAMENTO – ACWA Executive Director Dave Eggerton issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of the […]

Governor Approves 2019-’20 California State Budget

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the 2019-’20 state budget that addresses a number of key ACWA priority goals, ranging […]

Mojave Water Agency Board Member Earns DPA.

Kimberly Cox, a water professional and longtime Mojave Water Agency Board Member, recently received her Doctorate in Public Administration from […]