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

Board Audit Committee

The Board Audit Committee was established to assist the Board of Directors, consistent with direction from the full Board, to identify potential areas for audit and audit priorities, and to review, update, plan and coordinate execution of Board audits.

Board Representatives:
Director Barbara Keegan, District 2
Director Richard Santos, District 3
Director Gary Kremen, District 7 

Committee Liaison:
Darin Taylor, Chief Financial Officer
Financial Planning & Management Services Division
408-630-3068

Tina Yoke, Chief Operating Officer
Information Technology & Administrative Services
408-630-2385

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Board Audit Committee will be held at the call of the Board Audit 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.

September 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 21, 2021 Agenda  Minutes
June 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2021 Rescheduled Meeting Amended Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2021 Rescheduled Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 2, 2021 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2021 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
February 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2020 Amended Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2020 - Canceled Notice  
May 20, 2020 - Canceled Notice  
March 26 and April 15, 2020 - Canceled Notice  
February 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 2, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 03, 2018 - Canceled    
February 06, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 30, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 01, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 02, 2017 Agenda Minutes

Reports:
View audits commissioned by the Board of Directors

For additional information, contact Max Overland in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2749.

Board Policy and Planning Committee

The Board Policy and Planning Committee (formerly known as the Advisory Committee Ad Hoc Committee) was established to support the Board in the areas of:  Board planning process, Board Committees principles and structures, Board and organization performance monitoring, and other tasks as assigned by the Board.

Board Representatives:
Director Barbara Keegan, District 2
Director Linda J. LeZotte, District 4
Director Nai Hsueh, District 5

Committee Liaisons:
Michele King, Clerk, Board of Directors
Office of the Clerk of the Board
408-630-2711

Rick Callender, Chief Executive Officer
Office of the Chief Executive Officer
408-630-2017

Melanie Richardson, Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Office of Integrated Water Management
408-630-2035

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Board Policy and Planning Committee (BPPC) will be held at the call of the BPPC 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.

September 7, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 6, 2021 Notice  
August 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 7, 2021 Notice  
June 7, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 3, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 5, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 7, 2021 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 28, 2020 - Cancelled Notice  
November 23, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 24, 2020 - Cancelled Notice  
August 12, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2020 - Cancelled  Notice  
May 25, 2020 - Cancelled Notice  
April 27, 2020 - Cancelled Notice  
March 23, 2020 - Cancelled Notice  
February 24, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 20, 2020 (Rescheduled) Notice  
December 23, 2019 (Cancelled) Notice
November 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 28, 2109 (Cancelled) Notice  
October 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2019 Agenda Minutes

For additional information, contact Michele King in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2711.

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee (formerly known as the CIP Ad Hoc Committee) was established to provide a venue for more detailed discussions regarding capital project validation and adding or removing projects from the District's 5-year CIP.

Board Representatives:
Director Nai Hsueh, Chairperson, District 5
Director Linda J. LeZotte, District 4,
Tony Estremera, District 6,

Committee Liaisons:
Melanie Richardson
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
1-408-630-2035

Aaron Baker, Chief Operating Officer
Water Utility Division
408-630-2135

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Capital Improvement Program Committee will be held at the call of the Capital Improvement Program 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 20, 2021      
November 15, 2021      
October 18, 2021      
September 20, 2021 Agenda    
August 16, 2021 Agenda    
July 19, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
June 21, 2021 - Canceled Meeting Notice    
May 17, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
April 26, 2021 (Rescheduled) Agenda   Minutes
March 15, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
February 8, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
January 11, 2021 - Canceled Meeting Notice    
January 6, 2021 - Special Meeting Agenda   Minutes
December 14, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
November 9, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
October 19, 2020 (Rescheduled Mtg) Agenda   Minutes
September 14, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
August 10, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
July 31, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
July 13, 2020 - Canceled Notice    
June 29, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda   Minutes
June 8, 2020 - Canceled Notice    
May 11 2020 - Canceled Notice    
April 13, 2020 - Canceled Notice    
March 9, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
February 10, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
January 13, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
December 9, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
November 18, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
October 24, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
October 21, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
September 23, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
August 12, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
July 29, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
July 8, 2019 - Canceled Agenda    
June 10, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
May 13, 2019 - Canceled Agenda    
April 17, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
March 11, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
February 11, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
January 14, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
January 3, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
December 10, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
November 19, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
October 15, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
September 10, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
August 13, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
July 9, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
June 11, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
May 14, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
April 25, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
March 12, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
February 12,2018 Agenda   Minutes
January 18, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
December 11, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
November 27, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
November 13, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
October 18, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
September 18, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
August 14, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
July 10, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
June 12, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
May 08, 2017 Agenda   Minutes
April 10, 2017 Agenda   Minutes

For additional information, contact Natalie Dominguez in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2659.

 

Coyote Creek Flood Risk Reduction Ad Hoc Committee-Disbanded 2/11/2020

The Coyote Creek Flood Risk Reduction Ad Hoc Committee was established to develop short-term/immediate solutions associated with the Coyote Creek flood event and project.

Board Representatives:
Director Tony Estremera, Chair
Director Barbara Keegan, Vice Chair
Director Richard P. Santos, Committee Member

Committee Liaison:
Afshin Rouhani, Water Policy & Planning Manager
Water Resources Planning and Policy Unit
408-630-2616

Meeting Information:
The Coyote Creek Flood Risk Reduction Ad Hoc Committee meets at the call of the Committee Chair.  All meetings are open to the public.  Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.  Please refer to the published agenda for date, time and location of the next meeting.

April 29, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 05, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 31, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes

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

Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee was established to work on Board and Director identified issues.

Board Representatives:
Director John L. Varela, District 1
Director Nai  Hsueh, District 5
Director Tony Estremera, District 6

Committee Liaison:
Marta Lugo, Assistant Officer
Office of the Chief of External Affairs
408-630-2237

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee will be held at the call of the Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc 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.

July 22, 2021 Agenda  
April 22, 2021 Agenda  
January 28, 2021 Agenda  
August 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Notice of Canceled Meetings Notice  
December 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 30, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 29, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 23, 2018 Agenda Minutes

For additional information, contact Natalie Dominguez in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2659.

Stream Planning and Operations Committee (SPOC) (formerly FAHCE Ad Hoc Committee)

Stream Planning and Operations Committee(SPOC) (formerly FAHCE Ad Hoc Committee) is established to:

  1. Tracking the progress of Valley Water and other parties (Initialing Parties) of the FAHCE Settlement Agreement in completing requirements enabling dismissal of the water rights complaint and commencement of the restoration program; 
  2. Identifying and recommending actions the Board can take to ensure expeditious completion of the requirements defined in Purpose 1, including engagement with appointed boards and senior officials of the other Initialing Parties; and 
  3. Identifying and tracking progress of District and non-District activities that may affect the FAHCE Settlement Agreement and implementation.

Board Representatives:
Director Barbara Keegan, District 2
Director Tony Estremera, District 6
Director Linda LeZotte, District 4

Committee Liaison:
John Bourgeois, Deputy Operating Officer
Watershed Stewardship & Planning Division
408-630-2990 

Anthony Fulcher, Sr. Assistant District Counsel
Office of District Counsel
408-630-2792

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the SPOC Committee will be held at the call of the SPOC Ad Hoc 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 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2020 (FAHCE Ad Hoc) Agenda Minutes

For additional information, contact Michele King in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2211.

Homeless Encampment Committee

The Homeless Encampment Committee was established to discuss homelessness and encampment issues, and bring discussion and recommendations back to the Board. (On February 11, 2020, the Board of Directors made this a standing committee)

Board Representatives:
Director John L. Varela, District 1 
Director Barbara Keegan, Director, District 2
Director Richard P. Santos, District 3 

Committee Liaison:
Sue Tippets, Interim Chief Operating Officer
Watersheds Division
408-630-2253

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Homeless Encampment Committee will be held at the call of the Homeless Encampment 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.

July 20, 2021 Agenda  
April 20, 2021 Agenda  
March 30, 2021 Agenda  
August 31, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Notice of Canceled Meetings Notice  
March 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 30, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 06, 2017
Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For additional information, contact Natalie Dominguez in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2659.

Recycled Water Committee

The Recycled Water Committee was established to develop a long term proposal for recycled water opportunities within district boundaries, and to establish a collaborative process for facilitating policy discussion and sharing of technical information on recycled water issues.

Board Representatives:
Director Richard P. Santos, District 3
Director Tony Estremera, District 6
Director Gary Kremen, District 7

Committee Liaison:
Kirsten Struve, Assistant Officer 
Water Supply Division 
408-630-3138

Meeting Information: 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Recycled Water Committee will be held at the call of the Recycled Water 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.

December 22, 2021 Notice Minutes
December 1, 2021 Notice Minutes
November 24, 2021 - Rescheduled Notice Minutes
October 27, 2021 Notice Minutes
September 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2021  - Rescheduled Notice Minutes
April 12, 2021 - Special Agenda Minutes
April 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2021 - Canceled Notice Minutes
February 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2021 - Canceled Notice Minutes
December 23, 2020  - Canceled Notice Minutes
November 25, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
November 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 28, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
September 23, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 26, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
August 6, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 22, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
June 24, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
May 27, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
April 10, 2020 - Canceled Notice Minutes
April 10, 2020 - Rescheduled Mtg Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2020 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2020 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 11, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
November 13, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
October 9, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
August 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 12, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
March 13, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
January 9, 2019 - Canceled Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 09, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 30, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 08, 2017 - Canceled Agenda Minutes

 For more information, contact Eva Sans in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at: 408-630-2306.

Water Storage Exploratory Committee (Formerly Pacheco Reservoir Exploratory Ad Hoc Committee)

The Water Storage Exploratory Committee was established to receive and discuss information on issues related to additional water storage options.  The Committee representatives may assist their respective Board of Directors on policies and actions related to these matters.

Board Representatives:
Director John L. Varela, District 1
Director Richard P. Santos, District 3
Director Gary Kremen, District 7

Committee Liaison:
Vincent Gin, Deputy Operating Officer
Water Supply Division
408-630-2633

Christopher Hakes, Deputy Operating Officer
Dam Safety & Capital Delivery Division
408-630-3796

Meeting Information:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE meetings of the Water Storage Exploratory Committee will be held at the call of the Water Storage Exploratory 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.

July 19, 2021, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
June 30, 2021, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
April 5, 2021, via Zoom Agenda Minutes Handout
February 26, 2021, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
December 28, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
November 9, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
October 30, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes Handouts
October 14, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
August 21, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
July 13, 2020, via Zoom Agenda Minutes  
March 23, 2020, canceled Agenda Minutes  
January 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes  
December 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
October 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
October 15, 2019, Special Closed Session Agenda Minutes  
August 27, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
May 20, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
February 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
December 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
November 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
October 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
August 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
May 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
September 14, 2017
Agenda Minutes  
July 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes  
May 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes  
February 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes  

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

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