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
As part of its standard to forge and maintain long-term, positive and proactive relationships with members of the community and be transparent about its operations and programs, OCWD board members and staff participate, regularly, at community events and speak before civic groups. Below are a few we participated in during March.
  • President Cathy Green provided a presentation to the Huntington Beach Coordinating Council about Orange County's groundwater supplies and challenges.
  • OCWD General Manager Mike Markus gave a presentation to the Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors regarding the groundwater contamination projects in both the North Basin and South Basin.
  • Chief Hydrogeologist Roy Herndon gave a presentation titled "The Orange County Groundwater Basin - The Water Supply Under Our Feet" to a group of about 80 people as the first of a four-part class on water. The class is one of the courses offered by the University of California Irvine's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
  • Recharge Planning Manager Adam Hutchinson participated in a panel on Integrated Water Resources Management at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 9 CA Infrastructure Symposium in San Diego. Adam presented how OCWD is working to meet increasing water demands in spite of reduced base flows, uncertainties in imported water supplies and drought.
  • President Cathy Green provided a presentation to the Industrial Environmental Coalition of Orange County about the groundwater basin and OCWD's response to the drought.
  • Recharge Planning Manager Adam Hutchinson provided an update on groundwater basin conditions and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act to the monthly meeting of the Orange County Water Association (OCWA) in Irvine.
  • Principal Hydrogeologist David Bolin attended a public meeting in Santa Ana held by the State Department of Toxic Substances Control at which he presented a summary of the District's comments on a groundwater remediation plan proposed by a potentially responsible party in the City of Santa Ana within the South Basin.
  • Chief Hydrogeologist Roy Herndon gave a presentation on the District's formation history, statutory authority, and basin management policies to a water law class at Chapman University. He also covered the basic provisions of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
  • The highlight of the recent annual California WateReuse Conference was a presentation given by OCWD Water Production Intern, Raul Gonzalez, titled "Application of Control Chart Theory for Online Critical Control Point Monitoring." The presentation covered work Raul did for OCWD. This was Raul's first professional presentation, which was well received and prompted a number of questions.