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
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. We participated in the following during the month of May:

Principal Process Specialist Tom Knoell got together with members of Girl Scout Troop #1294 to teach them what water is, where it comes from and how it's treated to be safe. The girls built a sand filter and filtered dirty water. Afterwards, they talked about water once it disappears down the drain—learning about recycling and filters used to clean the water.
  • President Cathy Green and Director Dina Nguyen provided a water briefing to the Republican Federated Women of Garden Grove.
  • Directors Roger Yoh and Philip Anthony gave an overview of OCWD, the drought and conservation to the Kiwanis Club of La Palma.
  • Executive Director of Planning and Natural Resources Greg Woodside gave a Proposition 1 Potential Projects presentation and spoke about water quality, supply and infrastructure improvements to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
  • Recharge Planning Manager Adam Hutchinson was a panelist regarding the topic "Investing for California's Success" as part of a conference titled "Integrated Regional Water Management 2.0: the Next Generation." It was sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation in partnership with the Roundtable of Regions.
  • The District hosted the "Drought Response Grant Program – Water Rate Workshop." The workshop focused on water rate structure development tools that can help Orange County water retailers maintain revenue stability and sufficiency at times of decreasing water sales. The workshop was important in light of the Governor's Executive Order released on April 1, 2015 that directs urban water suppliers to develop rate structures and other pricing mechanisms to maximize water conservation. The Drought Response Grant Program was financed by a Proposition 84 grant administered by the California Department of Water Resources.