Ernie Avila

Ernie A. Avila, P.E., was appointed in March 2016 to represent Division 3 for the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD), which includes eastern Concord, Clayton, and part of Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. He was re-elected in 2020 and currently serves as CCWD’s Board President, a position he has held since 2022 after serving as Vice President since 2021.

In December 2023, Avila was elected Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) for a two-year term. He has been involved with the ACWA for over twenty years at the regional, state and national level. His ACWA experience includes serving on ACWA’s: Executive Committee of the ACWA Board of Directors; Board of Directors; Region 5 Board; Local Government Committee as Chair; Federal Affairs Committee; and the ACWA Foundation Steering Committee.

Avila is passionate about water issues in his professional life, working on a variety of issues statewide during his career as a licensed civil engineer. While working full time, he has also made volunteering in the community a priority, representing his neighbors and family on important issues that affect their everyday life. He actively serves on citizen-based organizations focused on regional planning, transportation, health, economic development, agriculture and education.