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Now accepting applications for the Youth Commission (due April 26)

April 11, 2019
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Are you a high school student looking for an amazing civics leadership opportunity in the field of water? If you’re interested in water policy, water conservation and stewardship, and environmental justice issues, then consider joining Valley Water’s board advisory committee specifically designed for youth — the Youth Commission!

Valley Water is currently accepting applications for vacant seats on the Youth Commission in the following board districts: 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7. If you are interested or know of any young people aspiring to be a leader, a change agent, and advocate for their peers, please encourage them to apply for this unique opportunity. To fill out the Youth Commission Application, click here: 

Incoming freshmen for fall 2019 are welcomed to apply. Outgoing seniors in spring 2019 are not eligible to apply. The youth must also reside in the respective district they are applying to represent. To find out which Valley Water Board District, please go to  and scroll down to “The Water District in Your Area” map and type in your home address. You’ll be able to identify your Valley Water board member and district number. Appointments will be made by Board members before the summer.

Applications are due by midnight Friday, April 26! Completed (and signed) applications can be emailed to [email protected], or you can mail a hard copy to:

Youth Commission
Attn: Glenna Brambill
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

 Please postmark by April 26, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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.