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Giving youth a voice in water

February 01, 2018

Application deadline EXTENDED to Friday, March 2

The water district is seeking high school students to assist the board through it's new board advisory Youth Commission. 

The purpose of the new advisory commission is 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.

The first meeting is anticipated to be held in mid-May after Board of Directors have made all their appointments to the commission.

The Board of Directors is accepting applications for Youth Commission members. Each Board Member will appoint three commissioners per district for a total of 21 youth commissioners.

The deadline to submit Committee Application is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Valley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 2 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.