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.

2022 Chair: Dan York
2022 Vice Chair: Tony Firenzi

S. Audie Foster, General Manager, California American Water
Evan Jacobs, Operations Manager, California American Water
Ron Greenwood, Board Member, Carmichael Water District
Cathy Lee, General Manager, Carmichael Water District
Caryl Sheehan, Director, Citrus Heights Water District
Raymond Riehle, Director, Citrus Heights Water District
Kerri Howell, Council Member, City of Folsom
Marcus Yasutake, Environmental/Water Resources Director, City of Folsom
Paul Joiner,  Mayor Pro Tem, City of Lincoln
Chuck Poole, Water Facilities Supervisor, City of Lincoln
Bruce Houdesheldt, Council Member, City of Roseville
Sean Bigley, Assistant Environmental Utilities Director, City of Roseville
Jeff S. Harris, Council Member, City of Sacramento
Brett Ewart, Water Policy and Regional Planning Supervising Engineer, City of Sacramento
Martha Guerrero, Council Member, City of West Sacramento
Bill Roberts, Director of Public Works Operations, City of West Sacramento
Grace Espindola, Council Member, City of Yuba City
Diana Langley, City Manager, City of Yuba City
Ryan Saunders, Board Member, Del Paso Manor Water District
Alan Gardner, General Manager, Del Paso Manor Water District
Pat Dwyer, Director, El Dorado Irrigation District
Jim Abercrombie, General Manager, El Dorado Irrigation District
Sophia Scherman, Chair Board of Directors, Elk Grove Water District
Bruce Kamilos, General Manager, Elk Grove Water District
Randy Marx, Board Member, Fair Oaks Water District
Tom Gray, General Manager, Fair Oaks Water District
Paul Schubert, General Manager – Northern District, Golden State Water Company
Ernie Gisler, Capital Program Manager, Golden State Water Company
Ricki Heck, Board Member, Nevada Irrigation District
Karen Hull, Board Member, Nevada Irrigation District
Robert Hunter, Board Member, Orange Vale Water Company
Joe Duran, General Manager, Orange Vale Water Company
Robert Dugan, Board Member, Placer County Water Agency
Tony Firenzi, Director of Strategic Affairs, Placer County Water Agency
Tim Maybee, Director, Rancho Murieta Community Services District
Tom Hennig, General Manager, Rancho Murieta Community Services District
Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, Sacramento County Water Agency
Kerry Schmitz, Division Chief, Water Supply, Sacramento County Water Agency
Dave Jones, Board Member, Sacramento Suburban Water District
Dan York, General Manager, Sacramento Suburban Water District
Dan Rich, Board Member, San Juan Water District
Greg Zlotnick, Water Resources & Strategic Affairs, 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.

S. Audie Foster, General Manager, California American Water
Ron Greenwood, Board Member, Carmichael Water District
Sean Bigley, Assistant Environmental Utilities Director, City of Roseville
Brett Ewart, Water Policy and Regional Planning Supervising Engineer, City of Sacramento
Bill Roberts, Director of Public Works Operations, City of West Sacramento
Grace Espindola, Council Member, City of Yuba City
Tony Firenzi, Director of Strategic Affairs, Placer County Water Agency
Kerry Schmitz, Principal Civil Engineer, Sacramento County Water Agency
Dan York, General Manager, Sacramento Suburban 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

Representatives

Ken Grehm, Director Public Works and Facilities
Jared Deck, Manager Environmental Engineering

El Dorado Water Agency

Ken Payne, General Manager

Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA)

Richard Johnson, Executive Director

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Ansel Lundberg, Water & Power Contracts Specialist
Arlen Orchard, General Manager and CEO

Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San)

Mike Huot, Director of Policy and Planning
Terrie Mitchell, Manager Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Yuba Water Agency

Adam Robin, Government Relations Manager
Willie Whittlesey, General Manager