The Scotts Valley Water District is it searching for applicants who are passionate about public service and willing to explore the complexities of the water industry to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors.
The deadline for applications is July 10. The Board of Directors will conduct interviews on July 17 and the appointment will be made by July 28. The partial term will begin in August and continue through November 2018, when the appointee is eligible to run for election to a 4-year term.
Applicants are required to:
- Be a registered voter
- Reside in the District’s service area
- Attend regular Board meetings (second Tuesday of each month)
- Attend one or more Board committee meetings per month
- Read and digest monthly board packets (50-150 pages)
The Board of Directors has oversight over Scotts Valley Water District and appoints the General Manager to handle day-to-day operations. The Directors have the power to set the budget, set water rates and establish policies that support the vision and mission of the District. The Board meets monthly to provide direction to the staff on matters such as groundwater sustainability, statewide mandates and regional conjunctive use projects
Directors have to remain objective and responsive to the needs of the public they serve. They must make decisions within the proper channels of governmental structure, and not use public office for personal gain. Directors also serve on the District’s standing committees and may represent the District on agency boards and commissions in the region or statewide.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Board President, Scotts Valley Water District, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, California 95066 or via email to [email protected] Deadline to apply is July 10, 2017. Interviews will be conducted July 17 and the appointment made by July 28.
The Board of Directors vacancy was created when longtime District Director Ken Kannegaard died May 27 following a courageous battle with cancer. Director Kannegaard had served on the board since 2006 and was a highly dedicated public servant.
ABOUT SCOTTS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
Scotts Valley Water District is a public agency providing water service over six square miles including most of the City of Scotts Valley and a portion of the unincorporated areas north of the city limits. The community of Scotts Valley places a high value on livability, innovation and planning for the future. Scotts Valley Water District is proud to play a vital role in supporting those efforts by providing a reliable, sustainable, high-quality water supply. Through partnership with our community, strategic investment in resources and pursuit of new ideas, Scotts Valley Water District is redefining its historic role in order to meet future challenges and turn them into opportunities. Learn more at www.svwd.org or www.facebook.com/svwater.