RWA Board of Directors

Member agencies of the Regional Water Authority are each afforded the opportunity to appoint two representatives to the Board of Directors, either of whom may cast a single vote on behalf of their agency. To facilitate effective communications and decision-making, RWA members are encouraged to appoint one representative from their elected governing body and one representative from executive staff.

The RWA Board meets on the second Thursday of every other month. For information about upcoming (or past) board meetings, please visit events.

2017 Chair: Jim Peifer
2017 Vice Chair: Marcus Yasutake

S. Audie Foster, General Manager, California American Water
Matthew Maas, Operations Manager, California American Water
Ron Greenwood, Board Member, Carmichael Water District
Steve Nugent, General Manager, Carmichael Water District
Allen B. Dains, Director, Citrus Heights Water District
Hilary Straus, General Manager, Citrus Heights Water District
Kerri Howell, Council Member, City of Folsom
Marcus Yasutake, Environmental/Water Resources Director, City of Folsom
Matthew Wheeler, Director of Community Development, City of Lincoln
Stan Nader,  Council Member, City of Lincoln
Susan Rohan, Mayor, City of Roseville
Kelye McKinney, Assistant Environmental Utilities Director, City of Roseville
Rick Jennings, City Council Member, City of Sacramento
Jim Peifer, Senior Engineer, City of Sacramento
Denix Anbiah, Public Works Director, City of West Sacramento
Brendan Leonard, Environment/Utilities Commissioner, City of West Sacramento
Stanley Cleveland Jr., Vice Mayor, City of Yuba City
Diana Langley, Public Works Director, City of Yuba City
Ryan Saunders, Board Member, Del Paso Manor Water District
Debra Sedwick, General Manager, Del Paso Manor Water District
Michael Raffety, Board Member, El Dorado Irrigation District
Jim Abercrombie, General Manager, El Dorado Irrigation District
Tom Nelson, Chair Board of Directors, Elk Grove Water District
Mark Madison, General Manager, Elk Grove Water District
Randy Marx, Board Member, Fair Oaks Water District
Tom Gray, General Manager, Fair Oaks Water District
Paul Schubert, District Manager, Golden State Water Company
Ernie Gisler, Engineering and Planning Manager, Golden State Water Company
Michael Schaefer, Board Member, Orange Vale Water Company
Sharon Wilcox, General Manager, Orange Vale Water Company
Robert Dugan, Board Member, Placer County Water Agency
Brent Smith, Director of Technical Services, Placer County Water Agency
Gerald (Jerry) Pasek, Board Member, Rancho Murieta Community Services District
Darlene Thiel, General Manager, Rancho Murieta Community Services District
Mary Henrici, Board Member, Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District
Ralph Felix , General Manager, Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District
Vacant, Board Member, Sacramento County Water Agency
Kerry Schmitz, Principal Civil Engineer, Sacramento County Water Agency
Kevin Thomas, Board Member, Sacramento Suburban Water District
Rob Roscoe, General Manager, Sacramento Suburban Water District
Pam Tobin, Board Member, San Juan Water District
Paul Helliker, General Manager, San Juan Water District

RWA Executive Committee

The RWA Board of Directors has established a nine-member Executive Committee to coordinate and monitor the activities of RWA staff, review and approve routine business decisions, and serve as a sounding board for ideas on behalf of the Board of Directors. Executive Committee members are elected by the Board in January, and serve a 12-month term. Executive Committee meetings are held monthly, beginning at 8:30 am on the fourth Wednesday, at the RWA Board room.

Ron Greenwood, Board Member, Carmichael Water District
Marcus Yasutake, Environmental/Water Resources Director, City of Folsom
Kelye McKinney, Assistant Environmental Utilities Director, City of Roseville
Jim Peifer, Senior Engineer, City of Sacramento
Paul Schubert, General Manager, Golden State Water Company
Robert Dugan, Board Member, Placer County Water Agency
Kerry Schmitz, Principal Civil Engineer, Sacramento County Water Agency
Rob Roscoe, General Manager, Sacramento Suburban Water District
Pam Tobin, Board Member, San Juan Water District

RWA Associates

In 2003, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) established an “RWA Associate” class of membership to include public and/or private entities that are not water utilities in this region but have an interest in regional water matters. Associate members do not hold a seat on the RWA Board but are afforded the opportunity to participate in regional water policy discussions, participate in RWA programs/partnerships, and receive other benefits of RWA membership. The following table lists Associate members and their representatives.

Organization

County of Placer

El Dorado County Water Agency

Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA)

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Representatives

Brett Storey, Principal Management Analyst

Ken Payne, Interim General Manager

Richard Johnson, Executive Director

Arthur Starkovich, Government Affairs Representative

Arlen Orchard, General Manager and CEO

Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (SRCSD)

Christoph Dobson, Director of Policy and Planning

Terrie Mitchell, Manager Legislative and Regulatory Affairs