Board of Directors

William "Bill" Ekwall
Current Term 2018 - 2022
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Wade Leishman, Vice President
Current Term 2018 - 2022
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Ruth Stiles
Current Term 2018 - 2022
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Danny Reber, President
Current Term 2016 - 2020
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Chris Perri
Current Term 2016 - 2020
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Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors
The District is is governed by a five-member Board of Directors (Board). Individual Directors are elected to four-year staggered terms by the voters in the District service area.

The Board has three (3) major responsibilities:

  1. Promoting the interests of the District’s customers by establishing policies that support the vision and mission of the District and by ensuring the implementation of those policies. Policies include the governing principles, plans, programs, and other overarching actions of the organization. Policy-making is the process of visionary planning and should reflect the broadest possible principles and provide parameters within which staff can operate. Policy-making sets the overall direction for the District.
  2. Overseeing the fiscal health of the District. The Board establishes policies that support fiscal stability and the effective use of District funds. In order to achieve this, each fiscal year the Board approves a budget covering the anticipated revenues and expenditures of the District. In addition, the Board establishes and monitors cash reserve and investment policies.
  3. Hiring a General Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the District. The Board holds the General Manager accountable for the effective operational management of the District. It also has a responsibility to properly evaluate the General Manager on a periodic basis.

​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.

Board Meetings
The Board meets monthly on the second Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Santa Margarita Community Room, located downstairs at 2 Civic Center Drive, Scott Valley, California. The public is invited to attend Board meetings. For more information, see the Board Meetings page.

Board Committees
Directors serve on the Board's standing, special and ad-hoc committtees.  The committee format allows the Board to conduct its business more efficiently.  For complete information, see the Board Committees page.

Other Agency Assignments 
Directors may represent the District on other agency Boards, Commissions and Committees in the region or statewide. Click here to view the Committee and other Agency Assignments.

Community Members on Board Committees 

Junior Associate Board Member Pilot Program