Alert 9/29/20 | 2:57 PM: COVID-19: The water supply remains safe; Valley Water monitoring impacts from wildfires LEARN MORE HERE
How We Operate
Providing safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy
Image
How we operate header image
Page Title
How We Operate
Back to top

Board Advisory Committees

Content

The Board of Directors has established the following Board Advisory Committees to assist in developing and recommending policies, and providing comment on activities in the implementation of the District's mission for board consideration: 

Agricultural Water Advisory Committee

The Agricultural Water Advisory Committee was established to assist the board with policies and issues pertaining to agricultural water supply and use as well as in the annual review of groundwater production charges

Board Representatives:
Director Richard P. Santos; District 3
Director John L. Varela; District 1
Director Nai Hsueh (Alternate); District 5

Committee Liaison:
Glenna Brambill, 1-408-630-2408

Committee Members:

District 1 Russ Bonino
Mitchell Mariani
District 2 James Provenzano
District 3 William Cilker, Jr., 
David Vanni (Committee Chair)
District 4 Brent Bonino
District 5 Jan F. Garrod (Committee Vice Chair), 
Michael Miller
District 6 Tim Chiala,
Robert Long
District 7 Sandra Carrico
Santa Clara County Farm Bureau Sheryl O. Kennedy

Private Well Owner (Non Retail)
Dhruv Khanna
Loma Prieta Resources Conservation District George Fohner


Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Agricultural Water Advisory Committee will be held at the call of the Agricultural Water Advisory Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors' Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

October 5, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes Handout
April 6, 2020, Canceled Agenda Minutes  
February 24, 2020, Special Meeting Agenda Minutes  
January 6, 2020 Agenda Minutes  
December 16, 2019, Special Joint Meeting SCC Farm Bureau Agenda Minutes  
October 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
July 1, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
April 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
January 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
October 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
July 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
April 2, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
February 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
January 08, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
October 02, 2017 Agenda Minutes  
July 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes  
April 03, 2017 Agenda Minutes  
January 09, 2017 Agenda Minutes  

For additional information, contact Glenna Brambill, in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 1-408-630-2408.

October 5, 2020 - Draft 2020 AWMP Guide

Environmental and Water Resources Committee (formerly EAC)

The Environmental and Water Resources Committee (formerly the Environmental Advisory Committee) was established to assist the board with policies and issues pertaining to water supply, flood protection and environmental stewardship.

Board Representative:
Director Tony Estremera; District 6
Director Linda J. LeZotte; District 4
Director Nai Hsueh (Alternate); District 5

Committee Liaison:
Glenna Brambill, 1-408-630-2408 

Committee Members:

District 1 Bonnie Bamburg,
Loren Lewis,
Rita Norton
District 2 Charles Ice,
Elizabeth Sarmiento
District 3 Hon. Dean Chu,
Rev. Jethroe Moore, II (Committee Vice Chair), 
Charles Taylor
District 4 Susan E. Blake, John Bourgeois, Bob Levy
District 5 Tara Martin-Milius, Sachihiko Michitaka, Marc Rauser
District 6 Hon. Patrick S. Kwok
District 7 Tess Byler, 
Stephen A. Jordan,
Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D.,  (Committee Chair)   

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Environmental and Water Resources Committee will be held at the call of the Environmental and Water Resources Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors' Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.
 

October 19, 2020, Via Zoom Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2020, Canceled Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact  Glenna Brambill, in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1-408-630-2408.

Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee (City of Palo Alto/Valley Water)

The City of Palo Alto and District Elected Officials Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee was established for the purpose of developing a long-term proposal for how the District and the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant partner agencies, other stakeholders and interested parties can work together on recycled water opportunities, to advance common interests, and to establish a collaborative process to facilitate policy discussion and sharing of technical information on recycled water issues.

Board Representatives:
Director Gary Kremen, Chair
Director Tony Estremera
Director Barbara Keegan 

City of Palo Alto Representative
Hon. Tom DuBois - Vice Chair 
Hon. Alison Cormack

City of Mountain View Representative
Hon. Lucas Ramirez
Hon. Chris Clark, Alternate

City of East Palo Alto Representative
Hon. Ruben Abrica

Committee Liaison:
Hossein Ashktorab, 1-408-630-2291

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee (City of Palo Alto/Valley Water) will be held at the call of the Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee (City of Palo Alto/Valley Water) Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors’ Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, Valley Water staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

 

September 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 06, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact Glenna Brambill, in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1-408-630-2408.

Joint Recycled Water Committee (City of Sunnyvale/Valley Water)

The City of Sunnyvale and District Elected Officials Recycled Water Joint Committee was established by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors on October 9, 2012, according to the information presented in agenda Item 9.1, for the purpose of developing a long-term proposal for how the District and the City of Sunnyvale can work together on recycled water opportunities, to advance common interests, and to establish a collaborative process to facilitate policy discussion and sharing of technical information on recycled water issues.

Board Representatives
Director Tony Estremera
Director Barbara Keegan
Director Gary Kremen

City of Sunnyvale Representative:
Councilmember Hon. Jim Griffith                                                                                                                                               

Committee Liaison:
Hossein Ashktorab, 1(408)630-2291

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee (City of Sunnyvale/Valley Water)  will be held at the call of the Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee (City of Sunnyvale/Valley Water) Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors’ Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, Valley Water staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

August 01, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 02, 2015 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact Glenna Brambill, in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1(408)630-2408.

 

Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee (City of San Jose/Valley Water/City of Santa Clara -TPAC)

Per the City and District Integration Agreement, the Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee (City of San Jose/SCVWD/City of Santa Clara -TPAC) will tender its advice to the District’s Board of Directors and the City of San Jose's City Council, with respect to policy matters relating to the production, distribution and use of recycled water from facilities under administration by these agencies.

Board Representatives:
Director, District 6, Tony Estremera, Chair
Director, District 2,  Barbara Keegan
Director, District 7,  Gary Kremen

City of San Jose Representatives:
Council Member Hon. Lan Diep
Council Member Hon. Sylvia Arenas
Ms. Kerrie Romanow, Alternate

City of Santa Clara Representative:
Council Member Hon. Debi Davis
Council Member Hon. Kathy Watanabe, Alternate

Committee Liaison:
Aaron Baker, Chief Operating Officer
Office of the Chief Operating Officer - Water Utility
1-408-630-2135

Don Rocha, Acting Deputy Administrative Officer
Office of Government Relations
1-408-630-2338

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee (City of San Jose/Valley Water/City of Santa Clara - TPAC will be held at the call of the Joint Recycled Water Policy Adivosry Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020 that allows attendance by members of the Committee, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

April 23, 2020 - Canceled Notice  
May 1, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2018
Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact Natalie Dominguez, in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1(408)630-2659.

Joint Water Resources Committee (City of Gilroy, City of Morgan Hill, and Valley Water)

The Joint Water Resources Committee (City of Gilroy, City of Morgan Hill, and SCVWD) was established to advance common South County water interests an receive input from stakeholders and interested parties when undertaking the following:

  1. Reviewing current practices and future needs for groundwater management in the Llagas groundwater sub-basin
  2. Facilitating policy discussion and sharing of technical information on water supply planning for South County
  3. Identifying the current and future demand for recycled water as well as jointly identifying funding sources for implementation of the South County Recycled Water Master Plan
  4. Facilitating policy discussion and sharing of technical information on furthering development and use of recycled water in South County
  5. Facilitating policy discussion and sharing of socio-economic homelessness in South County 

Board Representatives:
Director, District 3, Richard P. Santos, Committee Chair
Director, District 1, John L. Varela

City of  Gilroy Representatives:
Hon. Dion Bracco, Council Member
Hon. Marie Blankley, Mayor Pro Tempore 

City of Morgan Hill Representatives:
Hon. Larry Carr, Council Member District A, Committee Vice Chair
Hon. Rene Spring, Council Member District C, SCRWA Board Chair

Committee Liaison:

Rachael Gibson, Acting Chief of External Affairs
Office of the Chief of External Affairs
1-408-630-2884

Garth Hall, Acting Chief Operating Officer
Office of the Chief Operating Officer - Water Utility
1-408-630-2750

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Joint Water Resources Committee will be held at the call of the Joint Water Resources Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020 that allows attendance by members of the Committee, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

Notice of Canceled Meetings Notice  
December 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 6, 2018
Agenda Minutes
February 07, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 01, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 02, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact Natalie Dominguez in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1(408)630-2408.

San Felipe Division Reach One Committee

The San Felipe Division Reach One Committee was established to discuss policy issues, collaborate on the Initial Asset Evaluation Report and mutually agree on a beneficial recommendation for a Condition Level.

Santa Clara Valley Water District Representatives:
Director Richard P. Santos
Director John L. Varela

San Benito County Water District Representatives:
Director John Tobias, Division 1
Director Joe Tonascia, Division 2

Committee Liaison:
Vincent Gin, 1-408-630-2633

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the San Felipe Division Reach One Committee will be held at the call of the San Felipe Division Reach One Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors’ Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

December 08, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 08, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 03, 2011 Agenda Minutes
September 08, 2010 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact Glenna Brambill in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1-408-630-2408

 

Santa Clara Valley Water Commission



The Santa Clara Valley Water Commission was established to assist the board with policies and issues pertaining to water supply, flood protection and environmental stewardship.

Board Representative:
Director Tony Estremera
Director Nai Hsueh 
Director Linda J. LeZotte (Alt.)

Committee Liaison:
Glenna Brambill, 1-408-630-2408

Commission Members:

Municipality Name
City of Campbell: Hon. Susan Landry,
Hon. Anne Bybee
City of Cupertino: Hon. Darcy Paul,
Hon. Steven Scharf, Timm Borden
City of Gilroy: Hon. Peter Leroe-Muñoz,
Hon. Fred Tovar
City of Los Altos:  Hon. Anita Enander,
Hon. Lynette Lee Eng
Town of Los Altos Hills: Hon. Courtenay Corrigan,
Town of Los Gatos: Hon. Barbara Spector
Hon. Rob Rennie
City of Milpitas: Hon. Carmen Montano,
Hon. Karina R. Dominguez
City of Monte Sereno: Hon. Liz Lawler,
Hon. Javed Ellahie
City of Morgan Hill: Hon. Rich Constantine (Commission Chair),
Hon. Larry Carr
City of Mountain View: Hon. Lucas Ramirez,
Hon. Alison Hicks
City of Palo Alto: Hon. Tom DuBois
City of San Jose: Hon. Pam Foley, Commission Vice Chair
Kerrie Romanow
City of Santa Clara:  Hon. Debi Davis 
Hon. Kathy Watanabe
City of Saratoga: Hon. Rishi Kumar,
Hon. Yan Zhao
City of Sunnyvale: Hon. Nancy Smith,
Hon. Mason Fong
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors: Hon. Mike Wasserman,
Hon. Cindy Chavez
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority: Hon. Mike Flaugher,
Hon. Shay Franco-Clausen
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District: Hon. Jed Cyr,
Hon. Yoriko Kishimoto

Meeting Information:

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Santa Clara Valley Water Commission will be held at the call of the Santa Clara Valley Water Commission Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors’ Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

 

October 28, 2020 via ZOOM Agenda Minutes
April 8, 2020, Canceled Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 24, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 26, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For more information, contact Glenna Brambill in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 1(408)630-2408.

 

Santa Clara Valley Water District Youth Commission

To assist the board with public policy, education, outreach, and all matters impacting the Santa Clara County youth and the water district. Foster greater involvement of youth in local government to inspire and develop future public policy leaders and professionals with an awareness of issues and activities relating to water supply, conservation, flood protection, and stream stewardship.

Board Representatives:
Director Nai Hsueh; District 5
Director Barbara Keegan; District 2
Director John L. Varela; District 1

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Santa Clara Valley Water District Youth Commission will be held at the call of the Santa Clara Valley Water District Youth Commission Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors’ Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Commission, district staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

 

October 10, 2020 Zoom Retreat Agenda No Minutes
August 26, 2020 Zoom Meeting Agenda Minutes
May 27, 2020 Zoom Meeting Agenda Minutes
February 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 9, 2019 Retreat Notice No Minutes
May 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes

Youth Commission Members:

District 1 Paula Escobar
Ishita Verma (Youth Commission Vice Chair)
Jonathan Xia
District 2 Colin Lim
Elise Mullen
Soren Ryan-Jensen
District 3 Anika Kulkarni
Vaibhavi Kulkarni
Matthew Walsh
District 4 Anousha Athreya
Aroshi Ghosh
Vedant Janapaty  
District 5 Hillary Chang
Alden Hughes
Michael Zhao (Youth Commission Chair)
District 6 Kathryn Bravo
Tammy Cao
Nilansh Dey Ghosh
District 7 Ye'ela Bronicki
Arushi Saxena

For more information, contact Glenna Brambill in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1-408-630-2408.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Water Conservation and Demand Management Committee (formerly known as Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee)

The Water Conservation and Demand Management Committee (formerly known as Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee) was established to support the Board of Directors in achieving its policy to provide a reliable water supply to meet current and future water usage by making policy recommendations related to demand management.

Board Representatives:
Director Richard P. Santos, Chair
Director Linda J. LeZotte, Vice Chair
Director Nai Hsueh

Committee Liaisons:
Garth Hall,  1(408)630-2750
Jerry De La Piedra,  1(408)630-2257

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Water Conservation and Demand Management Committee will be held at the call of the Water Conservation and Demand Management Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors’ Chairperson, in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Services Act, the Governor’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19 to shelter in place, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, that allows attendance by members of the Committee, Valley Water staff, and the public to participate and conduct the meeting by teleconference, videoconference, or both.

September 29, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 25, 2019 Special Tour Minutes
September 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 31, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 29, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 30, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For additional information, contact Glenna Brambill  in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 1(408)630-2408.

Safe, Clean Water & Natural Flood Protection Program Independent Monitoring Committee

For more information, contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (408)630-2277.