Board

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SOCWA is a Joint Powers Authority governed by a ten-member Board of Directors, with one director appointed to represent each member agency. The Board works to fulfill SOCWA’s purpose and mission while balancing the interests of their respective agencies. The Board elects two of its members in June of each year to serve one-year terms as Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Each Director has equal voting rights. Board of Directors meetings is held the first Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at the SOCWA Administrative Office. SOCWA also receives input from engineering and finance committees, which are comprised of additional representatives from its 9 member agencies.

Member Agencies Director Alternate(s) Directors
El Toro Water District Kathryn Freshley Mike Gaskins, Dennis Cafferty
Emerald Bay Service District Mike Dunbar Susan Thomas
Irvine Ranch Water District Douglas J. Reinhart Paul Cook, Kevin Burton
Laguna Beach, City of David Shissler George Weiss
Moulton Niguel Water District Matt Collings – Chairman Joone Lopez, Donald Froelich
San Clemente, City of Dave Rebensdorf
South Coast Water District Scott Goldman Rick Shintaku, Pamela Arends-King
Santa Margarita Water District Daniel R. Ferons Don Bunts
Trabuco Canyon Water District Stephen Dopudja – Vice Chair Glenn Acosta, Fernando Paludi

Board members can be contacted by writing to:  34156 Del Obispo Street, Dana Point, CA 92629