BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY

SCOTTS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT SEEKS APPLICANTS TO FILL VACANCY ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) today announced it is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors. Applicants who are passionate about public service and willing to explore the complexities of the water industry are invited to submit an application by July 10, 2017.

The Board of Directors will conduct interviews on July 17 and the appointment will be made by July 28. The partial term will begin in August and continue through November 2018, when the appointee is eligible to run for election to a 4-year term.

Applicants are required to:

  • Be a registered voter
  • Reside in the District’s service area
  • Attend regular Board meetings (second Tuesday of each month)
  • Attend one or more Board committee meetings per month
  • Read and digest monthly board packets (50-150 pages)

The Board of Directors has oversight over Scotts Valley Water District and appoints the General Manager to handle day-to-day operations. The Directors have the power to set the budget, set water rates and establish policies that support the vision and mission of the District. The Board meets monthly to provide direction to the staff on matters such as groundwater sustainability, statewide mandates and regional conjunctive use projects.

Directors have to remain objective and responsive to the needs of the public they serve. They must make decisions within the proper channels of governmental structure, and not use public office for personal gain. Directors also serve on the District's standing committees and may represent the District on agency boards and commissions in the region or statewide.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Board President, Scotts Valley Water District, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, California 95066 or via email. Questions please call 831-600-1919.

The Board of Directors vacancy was created when longtime District Director Ken Kannegaard died May 27 following a courageous battle with cancer. Director Kannegaard had served on the board since 2006 and was a highly dedicated public servant.