Southern California Water Utility Association Names New Board President by CV Strategies Jan 18, 2018 Member Submitted News Pomona, CA (January 17, 2018) – The Southern California Water Utility Association (SCWUA) appointed San Gabriel County Water District General Manager Jim Prior as President at its monthly Board of Directors meeting in November, 2017. Prior has been with SCWUA for eight years, most recently serving as vice president. He will serve a two-year term, which started on January 1, 2018. Prior said he is honored to serve in his new role and commended outgoing President Craig Gott for his service over the past two years. “Craig did a great job in getting membership up and paid for and brought an exciting vibe back to our association,” Prior said. “I hope to continue on Craig’s success and keep membership up. I am looking forward to working with the fantastic people on this board and the SCWUA members. It’s a phenomenal group of leaders to be associated with.” Prior started his career in the water industry in 1978 with San Gabriel Valley Water Company. He worked there for more than eight years, first as a gardener and then as a meter reader, pump operator and service worker. From there he spent the next 16 years at California-American Water Company as a pipefitter, heavy equipment operator, foreman, and then supervisor. In 2002, he was hired at San Gabriel County Water District as a Supervisor. He served as the Assistant General Manager at the District and became General Manager in 2016. The SCWUA Board is rounded out by Vice President Dave Warren, Secretary and Treasurer Stephanie Moreno, Controller Brian Bowcock and Directors Mike Holmes, Scott Hopkins, Jim Elliott, Leo Barrera, Lynda Noriega and Paul DiMaggio. ### About SCWUA The Southern California Water Utilities Association was organized by Walter Weight in 1932 and was incorporated in 1967. Currently there are more than 400 members. This group meets monthly and is made up of water professionals, managers, engineers, supervisors, suppliers, vendors and associated staff. The Association is run by a volunteer group of professional men and women who donate their time to administer the programs, vendors fair, field trips and other functions of the Association. With an annual budget of approximately $25,000, SCWUA provides a means of sharing information and a sense of fellowship. The Association establishes a relationship and fosters communications and cooperation between members and their respective agencies and companies, assists in educating and advancing the professional growth of its members, promotes the image of the water works profession and acts as a media for the exchange of information pertinent to the water works industry.