Western Municipal Water District’s (WMWD) elected 2018 Board of Directors were sworn in at the district’s first board meeting in January. The five-member board serves all areas within the district, covering 527-square miles in western Riverside County.
Brenda Dennstedt, 2018 board president, has served on the board for the past 11 years. She represents the areas of Lake Mathews, properties located south of Cajalco Road and west of the 215 Freeway, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Wildomar and Murrieta.
“I am honored to represent Western’s constituents as the 2018 board president,” shared Brenda. “Together the board continues to seek regional opportunities focused on water reliability for our customers in order to minimize our dependency on costly imported water, keep our customer’s rates as low as possible and create opportunities for more independence as a water agency. We will also continue to engage with our customers to ensure they have the information they need on Western’s customer programs, projects and initiatives.”
Serving along with President Dennstedt on WMWD’s 2018 Board of Directors are:
Vice President Bob Stockton, who has served on the board since 2014 and represents WMWD’s Riverside Division, north of the 91 freeway to the San Bernardino County line.
Board Secretary –Treasurer Donald Galleano, who has served on the board since 2004, representing the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley and Norco.
Director S.R. “Al” Lopez, who has served on the board since 2001 and represents Corona, Home Gardens, El Cerrito and portions of Temescal Valley.
Director Thomas P. Evans, who has served the board since 2007 and represents the city of Riverside located south of the 91 freeway, March Air Reserve Base as well as portions of Lake Mathews, Woodcrest, Mission Grove and Orangecrest.
WMWD’s Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms by registered voters in the five election divisions. The board’s 2018 goals focus on local water reliability projects and community engagement.