Non Profit Mission Statement
The Urban Water Institute, Inc., was incorporated as a nonprofit public education organization in the State of California in 1993, with the Mission to provide non-partisan information of timely and pertinent interest to the water resource industry, including public agencies and private firms, with particular emphasis on water economics, management and resource policies as they affect consumers and the general economy.

Board of Directors
The Institute is governed by a volunteer board of directors drawn from hands-on policy makers, elected officials and industry leaders who are active in the water resources industry.

gregquist

Gregory M. Quist, Ph.D
Board Chair

Board Director, Division One
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
1920 North Iris Lane
Escondido, CA 92026
Phone 760.745.5522

richardnagel

Richard Nagel
Board Vice Chair

Jacobs
Phone 301.217.4211

anadeister

Ane Deister
Executive Director

Executive Director
Urban Water Institute
Phone 530.863.0750

johnthornton

John Thornton
Board Treasurer & Secretary

Partner
Hunt Thornton Resource Strategies LLC
Phone 714.481.7939

Posthumous Honorary Members Of The Board

Members Of The Board

dickackerman

Dick Ackerman

President
Ackerman Consulting
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone 714.322.2710

jimatkinson

Jim Atkinson

Director
Mesa Water District
1965 Placentia Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone 949.631.1205

alanboyce

Alan Boyce

Materra Farming Company

stevebucknam

Steve Bucknam

President
Bucknam & Associates
25004 La Plata Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Phone 949.363.6461

darcyburke

Darcy Burke

WaterMark Associates

shivajideshmukh

Shivaji Deshmukh

Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Phone 909.993.1615

larrydick

Larry Dick

Board Member
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
700 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone 213.446.8715

randyduncan

Randy Duncan

Vice President
Mission Springs Water District
Post Office Box 334
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone 760.346.3400

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Michael Engelbrecht

Director
Wells Fargo
333 South Grand Avenue, 5th Floor
MAC E2064-058
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone 213.614.4475

seanfitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

Principal
Agendum Ventures
Phone 714.869.1105

hedbergkathleen

Kathleen Coates Hedberg PE, MPH

Division 4 Director
Helix Water District
Phone 619.994.6900

kevinhunt

Kevin P. Hunt, PE
Member Chair

Central Basin Municipal Water District
Phone 714.593.5026

andreejohnson

Andree Johnson

Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency
Phone 650.349.3000‬

robbwhitaker

Rob Katherman

Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Phone 562.921.5521

johnkingsbury

John Kingsbury

Executive Director
Mountain Counties Water Resources Association
Phone: 530.957.7879

levine

Art Levine

Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners
1800 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone 562.570.2302

martingary

Gary Martin

Vice President
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
27234 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Phone 661.297.1600

matheis

Mary Aileen Matheis, Esq.

Board Director
Irvine Ranch Water District
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone 949.551.9567

malissamckeith

Malissa McKeith

President
CURE (Citizens United for Resources & the Environment)
2873 Rumsey Drive
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone 213.300.3550

edmeans

Ed Means

President
Means Consulting LLC
2100 Serrano Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Phone 949.439.9120

cmiller

Craig Miller

General Manager
Western Municipal Water District
14205 Meridian Parkway
Riverside, CA 92518
Phone 951.571.7242

newmark

Greg Newmark

Principal
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
633 W 5th Street, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone 213.626.0215

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Jim Noyes

Emeritus Member
Phone 626.574.8061
Phone 626.429.4881

ohlund

Lisa Ohlund

General Manager
East Orange County Water District
185 North McPherson Road
Orange, CA 92669
Phone 714.538.5815

pedersendave

Dave Pedersen

General Manager
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
Phone 818.251.2100

markpestrella

Mark Pestrella

Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
900 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone 626.458.4022

davidpettijohn

David Pettijohn

Director of Water Resources
LA Department of Water & Power
111 North Hope Street, Room 1460
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone 213.367.0899

johnphillips

Jason Phillips

CEO
Friant Water Authority
Phone 559.368.8619

katieporter

Katie Porter

Brown & Caldwell
Phone 714.730.9052

johnrossi

John Rossi

Board Member
Rancho California Water District
Phone 951.296.6900

tinashields

Tina Anderholt Shields, PE

Colorado River Resources Manager
Imperial Irrigation District
333 East Barioni Boulevard
Imperial, CA 92551
Phone 760.339.9287

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Patrick Shields

West Basin Municipal Water District
Phone 310.660.6214

siemak

Bob Siemak

Assistant General Manager
United Water Conservation District
106 N 8th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Phone 805.525.4431

tonysolorzano

Tony Solorzano

Discovery Science Foundation
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana CA 92705
Phone 714.913.5013

shelleysorsabal

Shelley Sorsabal

AVEK

stonematt

Matt Stone
Immediate Past Board Chair

General Manager
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
27234 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Phone 661.297.1600

raytremblay

Ray Tremblay

Assistant Departmental Engineer
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
1955 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone 562.908.4288 x2761

trevino

Charles M. Treviño

Board Director, Treasurer
Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
602 E. Huntington Drive, Suite B.
Monrovia, CA, 91016
Phone 626.443.2297

juliewilcox

Julie Wilcox

Director
Southern Nevada Water Authority
1001 South Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89153
Phone 702.258.3939

Administrative Staff

stacydavis

Stacy Davis

Director of Administration and Development

joycegwidt

Joyce Gwidt

Director of Conference Arrangements