Scotts Valley Water District Honored by Chamber of Commerce for Organization & Man of the Year Awards

Scotts Valley, CA — Oct. 29, 2015 — Scotts Valley Water District announced today it will receive two awards from the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce at the annual awards dinner on November 7. As part of the Scotts Valley Community Awards 2015, the Scotts Valley Water District has been named Organization of the Year and Board of Directors Member David Hodgin has been named Man of the Year.

The annual awards honor people and groups that provide notable service to the community. This year marks the first time in many the Organization of the Year Award has gone to a government agency; the Police Department received the award in 1999 and the Parks and Recreation Department was selected in 2001.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and a dedicated team of employees, I really appreciate this recognition of our efforts to serve customers to the highest standards,” said General Manager Piret Harmon. “We pride ourselves on doing much more than providing clean, safe water. We strive to make a difference in how our community uses and values water.”

Director Hodgin, a management consultant who has lived in Scotts Valley since 1973, has served on the District’s Board of Directors since 2003. He serves on the District’s Finance and Personnel Committee and is the Region 5 Chair for the Association of California Water Agencies.

A committee of Award Dinner organizers and last year’s winners choose winners from nominations made by members of the community. As part of its Awards Dinner, the Chamber also recognizes Woman of the Year, Youth of the Year, Business of the Year, Beautification Project of the Year and the first-ever Chamber Ambassador of the Year.

The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Dinner will take place November 7 from 6-10 p.m. at the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive. Tickets to the Awards Dinner and additional information about winners are available at

About Scotts Valley Water District
Scotts Valley Water District is a public agency providing water service to 4,000 customers over six square miles including most of the City of Scotts Valley and a portion of the unincorporated areas north of the city limits.

The community of Scotts Valley places a high value on livability, innovation and planning for the future. Scotts Valley Water District is proud to play a vital role in supporting those efforts by providing a reliable, sustainable, high-quality water supply.

Through partnership with our community, strategic investment in resources and pursuit of new ideas, Scotts Valley Water District is redefining its historic role in order to meet future challenges and turn them into opportunities. Learn more about Scotts Valley Water District at or