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John L. Varela, District 1


Re-elected:  November 2022
Term Expires:  December 2026


Board Committee:


Board Ad Hoc Committees:

  • Board Ethics and Conduct Ad Hoc Committee

Board Advisory Committees:

Joint Committees:

External Committees: 

District 1 encompasses the cities of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, the unincorporated community of San Martin, and parts of East and South San Jose. Communities and neighborhoods include San Jose’s Alum Rock, East Foothills, Evergreen, Silver Creek, and Edenvale north of Monterey Road. Other landmarks include Evergreen Valley College and Gavilan College. Watersheds in District 1 include Coyote (East Zone) and Uvas/Llagas (South Zone).

Correspondence to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Members may be sent via e-mail to: [email protected].

Director Varela may also be contacted by email at: [email protected].

District 1 Detailed Map
Director Varela's Biography

Training Certificates:
2023 Non-Harassment and Discrimination Training (AB1825)

2022 Ethics Training Certificate
2020 Ethics Training Certificate
2018 Ethics Training Certificate
2021 Non-Harassment and Discrimination Training (AB1825)
2019 Non-Harassment and Discrimination Training (AB1825)

Expense Reports:
FY2024 Q2
FY2024 Q1
FY2023 Q4
FY2023 Q3
FY2023 Q2
FY2023 Q1
FY2022 Q4
FY2022 Q3
FY2022 Q2
FY2022 Q1
FY2021 Q4
FY2021 Q3
FY2021 Q2
FY2021 Q1
FY2020 Q4
FY2020 Q3
FY2020 Q2
FY2020 Q1