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John L. Varela, District 1


2023 Board Chair

Re-elected:  November 2022
Term Expires:  December 2026


Board Committees:

  • Board Ethics and Conduct Committee

Board Advisory Committees:

Joint Committees:

Staff Committees:

  • Santa Clara County Water Retailers

External Committees: 

District 1 encompasses the cities of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, the unincorporated community of San Martin, and parts of East and South San Jose. Communities and neighborhoods include San Jose’s Alum Rock, East Foothills, Evergreen, Silver Creek, and Edenvale north of Monterey Road. Other landmarks include Evergreen Valley College and Gavilan College. Watersheds in District 1 include Coyote (East Zone) and Uvas/Llagas (South Zone).

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

Director Varela may also be contacted by email at: [email protected].

District 1 Detailed Map
Director Varela's Biography

Training Certificates:
2022 Ethics Training Certificate
2020 Ethics Training Certificate
2018 Ethics Training Certificate
2021 Non-Harassment and Discrimination Training (AB1825)
2019 Non-Harassment and Discrimination Training (AB1825)

Expense Reports:
FY2022 Q3
FY2022 Q2
FY2022 Q1
FY2021 Q4
FY2021 Q3
FY2021 Q2
FY2021 Q1
FY2020 Q4
FY2020 Q3
FY2020 Q2
FY2020 Q1