Kathleen J. Tiegs Kathleen J. Tiegs was elected to a two-year term as president of the Association of California Water Agencies on Dec. 2, 2015. She assumed the office Jan. 1, 2016. She has served on the Cucamonga Valley Water District Board of Directors since 2005. During her tenure on that board, she has served as board president and vice president. Prior to her board service, she retired from a career in water resource management, working for a wholesale water agency for more than 30 years. During that time, Tiegs was instrumental in establishing the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC), a consortium of water agencies promoting the efficient use of water, increasing public awareness, and expanding partnerships with educators to incorporate the conservation message into school curriculum. Tiegs was elected vice president of ACWA in December 2013 after serving a two-year term as vice chair of the Federal Affairs Committee. She has served on the ACWA Local Government Committee as well as the ACWA Region 9 Board of Directors. She also currently serves on the California Special Districts Association Board of Directors and the ACWA/JPIA Executive Committee.