Board of Directors

Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors

William "Bill" Ekwall
bekwall@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363

Current Term 2018 - 2022

Wade Leishman, Vice Chair
wleishman@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363 
Current Term 2018 - 2022
Ruth Stiles
rstiles@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363
Current Term 2018 - 2022
Danny Reber, Chair
dreber@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363
Current Term 2016 - 2020
Chris Perri
cperri@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363
Current Term 2016 - 2020

About the Board of Directors

  • Directors are elected to four-year staggered terms by the voters in the District service area.
  • The Board establishes policy and provides leadership for the District. In February 2014, the Board adopted the Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) Mission, Core Values, Vision and Strategic Goals. 
  • 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. The public is invited to attend board meetings. See the Board Meetings page for more information.
  • 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.is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.
  • Directors are elected to four-year staggered terms by the voters in the District service area. 
  • The Board establishes policy and provides leadership for the District.  In February 2014, the Board adopted the SVWD Mission, Core Values, Vision and Strategic Goals. 

Board of Director Meetings
Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. downstairs in the Santa Margarita Community Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley.  More information can be viewed on our Board Meetings page.