Community Members on Board Committees

The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors (Board) is adding a Community Member Representative to its Water Resource and Engineering Committee and Finance and Personnel Committee for a one year pilot program.  

About Board Committees
The Board uses a committee format for in-depth discussion, debate, and deliberation to occur on matters which the Board must decide. The committee does not vote on matters rather makes recommendations for full Board consideration. The committees are composed to review, study and discuss proposals, reports and issues in the specific area of expertise; advise and recommend actions to the Board of Directors on these topics; and to provide feedback to the General Manager and staff.

About the Program
The Community Member on Board Committee Pilot Program is designed to engage the community, increase the awareness about District’s activities and to encourage education on water matters. One (1) community member representative will be appointed to each the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Water Resources and Engineering Committee with an initial term of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

The Finance and Personnel Committee reviews issues related to fiscal policies, financial reporting, audits, rates and fees, personnel policies, new positions, compensation adjustments, and potential disciplinary action.

The Water Resources and Engineering Committee  reviews issues related to water supply, water quality, water use efficiency, capital and maintenance projects (infrastructure and facilities), property acquisition and disposition, and regulations pertinent to the Operations, Engineering and Water Use Efficiency divisions.

About the District
Scotts Valley Water District is a regional leader in sustainable water management and the trusted source of high-quality water for our local community. The District serves about 11,000 people, employs 19 full-time staff and has an annual operating budget of $8M.


  • Reside or work within the District service area
  • Be 18 years or over
  • Have interest in local government or civic service
  • Be available to attend afternoon and evening meetings
  • Be willing to commit to a one year term

To Apply
To be considered for appointment as a Community Member Representative on the Finance and Personnel or Water Resources and Engineering Committee, submit an application to no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 8, 2019.

DOWNLOAD  Application for Community Member Representative Finance and Personnel Comittee

DOWNLOAD  Application for Community Member Representative Water Resources and Engineeering

Download an application above or pick up in person at the District office at 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. For more information, contact District Administration at 831-600-1919.

All submissions will be acknowledged and considered. Potential interviews with the Board of Directors are scheduled for the evening of December 12, 2019.