A bimonthly column written from SSWD General Manager Dan York on important issues and updates regarding various District matters.
As we approach the end of a busy and productive year, it’s a good time to reflect on our accomplishments and those who helped make them possible. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Sacramento Suburban Water District Board of Directors for their leadership and dedication.
The Board of Directors plays a vital role in setting the District’s vision, mission and values as well as planning for the future. They set Board policy, act as a sounding board for plans and initiatives; provide guidance and input on budgeting, and most importantly, serve as a voice and advocate for you, our customers.
They played an especially significant part this past year in helping shape and develop our Strategic Plan, which focuses on continuing our mission of delivering a high-quality, reliable supply of water and superior customer service at the lowest responsible rate and the steps we will take to meet that goal over the next five years.
Board members also serve as the District’s representatives and provide leadership in important water industry organizations. For example, they serve on the Board of the Regional Water Authority, the Association of California Water Agencies Groundwater Committee and the Sacramento Groundwater Authority Committee.
There are five members on the Board and they are each elected to serve four-year terms with elections taking place on even numbered years. Typically, two to three Board members are up for election on those years. Division 1 and 2 will be up for re-election in 2020.
Board members bring a wide variety of experiences to the organization, but they all have a common goal to ensure SSWD operates in an open, transparent and financially responsible way possible.
The Board of Directors meets on the third Monday of each month at the SSWD Administration office, located at 3701 Marconi Avenue. The meetings typically last between an hour and two hours. We encourage you to attend the Board Meetings and to get to know the Board member for your division.
Read the biographies of the Board of Directors and find out which Board Member represents you on this map of the Voting Divisions.
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