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 President
wleishman@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363 
Current Term 2018 - 2022
Ruth Stiles
rstiles@svwd.org
(831) 438-2363
Current Term 2018 - 2022
Danny Reber, President
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

  • The District is is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.
  • The Board establishes policy and provides leadership of the District in support of the Mission, Core Values, Vision and Strategic Goals.
  • The Board appoints a General Manager to handle day-to-day operations.
  • The Board sets the budget, water rates and oversees the annual audit of the District's finances.
  • 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.
  • Individual Directors are elected to four-year staggered terms by the voters in the District service area.
  • ​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.

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.