OCWD Board of Directors

Cathy Green
First Vice President
Denis R. Bilodeau, P.E.
Second Vice President
Philip L. Anthony
Jordan Brandman
Shawn Dewane
Jan M. Flory, ESQ.
Dina L. Nguyen, ESQ.
Roman Reyna
Stephen R. Sheldon
Roger C. Yoh, P.E.
General Manager
Michael R. Markus
P.E., D.WRE.

Out in the Community
Director Philip Anthony gave a brief presentation to the City of Westminster about OCWD, its cleanup projects and water supplies.
First Vice President Cathy Green and Executive Director of Engineering, Planning and Local Resources John Kennedy attended a Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon where Director Green spoke about OCWD and Proposition 1.
Director Harry Sidhu and General Manager Mike Markus provided a presentation to the Anaheim Public Utilities Board about OCWD's North Basin Groundwater Protection Plan.

Director Steve Sheldon speaks before the Irvine City Council

Director Steve Sheldon gave a water supply briefing to the City of Irvine that included information about the South Basin Groundwater Protection Plan.
Director Vincent Sarmiento, General Manager Mike Markus and City of Santa Ana Water Resources Manager Nabil Saba gave a water supply briefing at the City of Santa Ana that included information about the South Basin Groundwater Protection Plan.
Director Denis Bilodeau provided a presentation about Orange County's Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) expansion and other capital improvement projects to the Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in Irvine.
General Manager Mike Markus spoke about the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) and the Role of Monitoring in Public Health Protection at the International Potable Reuse Conference in San Paulo, Brazil.
Assistant General Manager Mike Wehner provided a briefing on Water Quality and Human Health and then moderated a series of breakout sessions on this topic at a potable reuse research needs workshop for the State Water Resources Control Board Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, the National Water Research Institute, and the WateReuse Research Foundation.
OCWD hosted a community water briefing in Newport Beach. Director Steve Sheldon and Principal Hydrogeologist David Bolin presented to the group about OCWD and its groundwater cleanup projects.
Recharge Planning Manager Adam Hutchinson participated on a panel for an event hosted by the Groundwater Foundation and the Southern Nevada Water Authority. It was titled Community-based Groundwater Protection: A Formula for Success.
Chief Hydrogeologist Roy Herndon gave a presentation titled The Practical Application of Science to New Groundwater Regulation, held at the Hydrology and the Law seminar in Santa Monica.
Executive Director of Planning and Natural Resources Greg Woodside gave a presentation at the Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting held in Loma Linda regarding drought effects and water agency responses to them.
Supervising Environmental Specialist Pat Versluis provided a presentation about OCWD and the Water Quality Department to the University of California, Irvine Careers Course for students in the Environmental Science, Earth System Sciences, and related fields.

Book an OCWD Expert

The Orange County Water District Speakers Bureau offers presentations to civic and community groups, technical associations and educational institutions. OCWD experts are on hand to speak about many important topics including, but not limited to the drought, O.C. water conditions and solutions, groundwater cleanup efforts, conservation, water reliability, and water reuse.

If your organization would like to schedule an OCWD speaker for your next event, visit our Speakers Bureau Request page online.

Upcoming Community Events
We encourage you to mark your calendars for the following water supply briefing in your community:
  • Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. City of Garden Grove—Speaker: Director Philip Anthony

For additional information or to book a speaker, please contact Rose Wilke at (714) 378-3206 or rwilke@ocwd.com.