Dave Eggerton

Dave Eggerton serves as executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), the largest water organization of its kind in the nation. With a professional staff of approximately 40 employees and offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., ACWA is a statewide association whose 450 local public water agency members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California.

Prior to joining ACWA, Eggerton served as general manager of the Calaveras County Water District from 2014-2018. After beginning his career as a corporate lawyer in the Bay Area, he made the move to the Sacramento region, where he worked as deputy general counsel for the El Dorado Irrigation District from 2004-2010 and as general manager of the El Dorado County Water Agency from 2011-2014.

Eggerton has been an active member of ACWA since 2004, serving on the Board of Directors, as well as on the association’s State Legislative Committee, Water Management Committee, and Federal Affairs Committee. During his involvement with ACWA, Eggerton has helped advance numerous significant water policies and initiatives that have served to benefit water agencies and users alike. He is also a proud graduate of the Water Education Foundation’s Water Leader Program.

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.