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John L. Varela, District 1


Elected:  November 2016
Term Expires:  December 2018

Board Committee Assignments:
Board Policy and Planning Committee
Board Ethics and Conduct Committee
Homeless Encampment Ad Hoc Committee
Pacheco Reservoir Exploratory Ad Hoc Committee
Joint Water Resources Committee - Morgan Hill, Gilroy
San Felipe Division Reach One

Board Advisory Committee Assignments:
Agricultural Water Advisory Committee
Santa Clara Valley Water Commission

External Committee Assignments: 
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
Pajaro River Watershed Flood Protection Authority
Safe, Clean Water Independent Monitoring Committee
Santa Clara County Water Retailers
San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority Board, Division 4
Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council
South County Regional Wastewater Authority

District 1 is the “Southern District,” covering Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and San Martin.  The remaining population of District 1 includes the hills east of San Jose and Milpitas; much of Evergreen Elementary School District; much of Oak Grove Elementary School District/ and much of San Jose City Council District 2.  The Oak Grove Elementary School District areas east of Monterey Highway and generally south of Highway 85 and Santa Teresa Boulevard are included in District 1. Cities, places, and neighborhoods include Gilroy, East Foothills (part), Morgan Hill, San Jose-Santa Teresa (part), and San Martin.  Watersheds include Uvas/Llagas and Coyote Watersheds.  School Districts include Alum Rock Elementary (part), East Side Union High (part) Evergreen Elementary (part), Gilroy Unified, Morgan Hill Unified, Mt. Pleasant Elementary (part),Oak Grove Elementary (part) and Patterson Joint Unified.

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

District 1 Detailed Map

Training Certificates:
05/09/2016 Ethics Training Certificate
10/30/2017 Harassment and Discrimination Training (AB1825)

Expense Reports:                       
2018 Q2
2018 Q1
2017 Q4
2017 Q3