ACWA Board Officers’ Election and Region Election Results Announced for the 2024-’25 Term by ACWA Staff Sep 27, 2023 Water News ACWA members have elected Cathy Green as President and Ernesto “Ernie” Avila as Vice President for the 2024-’25 term. The winners of ACWA’s 10 region board elections have also been announced with their names available online. Green, who currently serves as ACWA’s Vice President, has served on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors since 2010 and currently serves as Vice Chair of the National Water Research Institute. Prior to Green’s service on OCWD’s Board, she was elected to two consecutive terms on the Huntington Beach City Council where she also served two terms as mayor. She succeeds outgoing ACWA President Pamela Tobin, who serves on the San Juan Water District Board of Directors. Replacing Green as Vice President, Avila has served on the Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors since 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of ACWA’s Local Government Committee. He has served as Director of Engineering at Contra Costa Water District and as General Manager of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. In April, ACWA launched two separate but concurrent election processes for the Board officers and the region boards. As a result of bylaw changes approved by the membership in 2022, ACWA initiated new processes for ACWA members to elect the President and Vice President and changed some of the region election deadlines. The biggest change was eliminating voting during the association’s fall conference in place of electronic voting (or mailed paper ballots if requested). The electronic voting was managed by an independent contractor using a confidential online voting system. There were 233 ballots returned for the officers election, which is believed to be the largest turnout on record for an ACWA election. There were 132 ballots cast in the separate region board elections, which is also a higher-than-average turnout. All the newly elected members will begin their term of service on Jan. 1, 2024, and serve until Dec. 31, 2025. For more information about the election results and changes to this year’s election process, visit www.acwa.com/elections.