COMMITTEES

Program committees were created to facilitate input from the member districts. These committees are composed only of representatives from districts who participate in their programs so as not to dilute their input by comments from districts not participating in a given program.

The Executive Committee is made up of eight members who are elected by the Board of Directors and the Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies, who is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

The Finance & Audit Committee is composed of representatives from member districts, each of whom is a finance officer for his/her district.

The JPIA’s Board President appoints Executive Committee members to act as Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Committees: Liability Program, Property Program, Workers’ Compensation Program, Employee Benefits Program, Risk Management, and the Personnel Committee. The President also solicits volunteers and appoints members to the Committees.

Program committees were created to facilitate input from the member districts. These committees are composed only of representatives from districts who participate in their programs so as not to dilute their input by comments from districts not participating in a given program.

The Executive Committee is made up of eight members who are elected by the Board of Directors and the Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies, who is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

The Finance & Audit Committee is composed of representatives from member districts, each of whom is a finance officer for his/her district.

The JPIA’s Board President appoints Executive Committee members to act as Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Committees: Liability Program, Property Program, Workers’ Compensation Program, Employee Benefits Program, Risk Management, and the Personnel Committee. The President also solicits volunteers and appoints members to the Committees.

Executive Committee

There are nine members on the Executive Committee. The members consist of eight members elected by the Board of Directors from its voting members as provided in the Bylaws. The ninth position is held by the Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies, as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee.

Meeting Agenda – January 30, 2024

Meeting Packet – January 18, 2024

Strategic Planning Agenda – January 29 & 30, 2024

Strategic Planning Workshop
January 29, 2024
9 AM – 4 PM
Bahia Resort Hotel
Location: Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Strategic Planning Workshop
January 30, 2024
9 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Executive Committee Manual

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Committee Members:

Melody McDonald

President

Melody McDonald

San Bernardino Vly WCD

Term End: May 2025

Bio

Vice President

David Drake

Rincon del Diablo MWD

Term End: May 2025

Bio

Randall Reed

Cucamonga Valley WD

Term End: May 2025

Bio

Ernie Avila

Contra Costa WD

Term End: December 2025

Szu Pei Lu-Yang

Rowland WD

Term End: May 2027

Bio

 

Chris Kapheim

Kings River CD

Term End: May 2025

Bio

David Wheaton

Citrus Heights WD

Term End: May 2027

 Bruce Rupp

J. Bruce Rupp

Humboldt Bay MWD

Term End: May 2027

Bio

Scott Ratterman

Calaveras County WD

Term End: May 2027

Bio

Finance & Audit Committee

The Finance & Audit Committee is composed of nine (9) representatives, two from the Executive Committee and seven chosen from Members, each of whom is a finance officer of the District from which said person is selected and has a financial background.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: David Drake (Rincon del Diablo MWD)
  • Vice Chair: J. Bruce Rupp (Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District)
  • Jennifer Bryant (Helix Water District)
  • Steve Ruettgers (Kern County Water Agency)
  • Jim Smith (Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District)
  • Kurtis Crawford (Yuba Water Agency)
  • Marwan Khalifa (Mesa Water District)
  • Cindy Saks (San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District)
  • Edward Lyons (Cachuma Operation & Maintenance Board)

Meeting Agenda –  September 27, 2023

Meeting Packet –  September 27, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes 

Liability Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Liability Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Liability Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Randall Reed (Cucamonga Valley Water District)
  • Vice Chair: Chris Kapheim (Kings River Conservation District)
  • Jack Burgett (North Coast County Water District)
  • Terri Daly (Yuba Water Agency)
  • Brenda Dennstedt (Western Municipal Water District)
  • Marc Limas (Alta Irrigation District)
  • Jace Schwarm (San Dieguito Water District)
  • Dennis Gambs (Zone 7 Water Agency)
  • Peter Kuchinsky (Vista Irrigation District)

Meeting Agenda – September 27, 2023

Meeting Packet – September 27, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Property Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Property Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Property Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Chris Kapheim (Kings River Conservation District)
  • Vice Chair: Scott Ratterman (Calaveras County Water District)
  • Tom Coleman (Rowland Water District)
  • Mark Gilkey (Berrenda Mesa Water District)
  • Shawn Huckaby (Fair Oaks Water District)
  • Theresa Lee (Walnut Valley Water District)
  • Oliver Smith (Valley Center Municipal Water District)
  • Eugene West (Camrosa Water District)
  • one vacancy

Meeting Agenda – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packet – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Workers’ Compensation Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Workers’ Compensation Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Workers’ Compensation Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: David Drake (Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District)
  • Vice Chair: David Wheaton (Citrus Heights Water District)
  • Fred Bockmiller (Mesa Water District)
  • Cathy Green (Orange County Water District)
  • Robert Kunde (Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District)
  • Scott Quady (Calleguas Municipal Water District)
  • Lenet Pacheco (Valley County Water District)
  • Stacey Lollar (Calaveras County Water District)
  • one vacancy

Meeting Agenda – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packet – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Employee Benefits Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Employee Benefits Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Employee Benefits Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: J. Bruce Rupp (Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District)
  • Vice Chair: Szu Lu-Yang (Rowland Water District)
  • Stephanie Dosier (Orange County Water District)
  • Karen Gish (Amador Water Agency)
  • Roberta Perez (Cucamonga Valley Water District)
  • Anjanette Shadley (Western Canal Water District)
  • Laures Stiles (San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority)
  • Brent Hastey (Reclamation District 784)

Meeting Agenda – July 26, 2023

Meeting Packet – July 26, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Risk Management Committee

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Randall Reed (Cucamonga Valley Water District)
  • Vice Chair: David Wheaton (Citrus Heights Water District)
  • Eddie Gonzales (Desert Water Agency)
  • Bob Kuhn (San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority)
  • Gaby Olson (Valley Center Municipal Water District)
  • John Weed (Alameda County Water District)
  • Dan York (Sacramento Suburban Water District)
  • Ron Duncan (San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency)
  • one vacancy

Meeting Agenda – January 17, 2024

Meeting Packet – January 17, 2024

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Personnel Committee

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Melody McDonald (San Bernardino Valley WCD)
  • Vice Chair: David Drake (Rincon del Diablo MWD)
  • J. Bruce Rupp (Humboldt Bay MWD)

Meeting Agenda – January 8, 2024

Meeting Packet – January 8, 2024

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Executive Committee

There are nine members on the Executive Committee. The members consist of eight members elected by the Board of Directors from its voting members as provided in the Bylaws. The ninth position is held by the Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies, as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee.

Meeting Agenda – January 30, 2024

Meeting Packet – January 18, 2024

Strategic Planning Agenda – January 29 & 30, 2024

Strategic Planning Workshop
January 29, 2024
9 AM – 4 PM
Bahia Resort Hotel
Location: Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Strategic Planning Workshop
January 30, 2024
9 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Executive Committee Manual

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Committee Members:

Melody McDonald

President
Melody McDonald
San Bernardino Vly WCD
Term End: May 2025

Bio

Vice President
David Drake
Rincon del Diablo MWD
Term End: May 2025

Bio

Ernie Avila

Contra Costa WD

Term End: December 2025

Szu Pei Lu-Yang
Rowland WD
Term End: May 2027

Bio

Chris Kapheim
Kings River CD
Term End: May 2025

Bio

Randall Reed
Cucamonga Valley WD
Term End: May 2025

Bio

Bruce Rupp

J. Bruce Rupp
Humboldt Bay MWD
Term End: May 2027

Bio

David Wheaton
Citrus Heights WD
Term End: May 2027

Scott Ratterman
Calaveras County WD
Term End: May 2027
Bio

Finance & Audit Committee

The Finance & Audit Committee is composed of nine (9) representatives, two from the Executive Committee and seven chosen from Members, each of whom is a finance officer of the District from which said person is selected and has a financial background.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: David Drake (Rincon del Diablo MWD)
  • Vice Chair: J. Bruce Rupp (Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District)
  • Jennifer Bryant (Helix Water District)
  • Steve Ruettgers (Kern County Water Agency)
  • Jim Smith (Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District)
  • Kurtis Crawford (Yuba Water Agency)
  • Marwan Khalifa (Mesa Water District)
  • Cindy Saks (San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District)
  • Edward Lyons (Cachuma Operation & Maintenance Board)

Meeting Agenda – September 27, 2023

Meeting Packet – September 27, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Liability Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Liability Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Liability Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Randall Reed (Cucamonga Valley Water District)
  • Vice Chair: Chris Kapheim (Kings River Conservation District)
  • Jack Burgett (North Coast County Water District)
  • Terri Daly (Yuba Water Agency)
  • Brenda Dennstedt (Western Municipal Water District)
  • Marc Limas (Alta Irrigation District)
  • Jace Schwarm (San Dieguito Water District)
  • Dennis Gambs (Zone 7 Water Agency)
  • Peter Kuchinsky (Vista Irrigation District)

Meeting Agenda – September 27, 2023

Meeting Packet – September 27, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Property Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Property Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Property Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Chris Kapheim (Kings River Conservation District)
  • Vice Chair: Scott Ratterman (Calaveras County Water District)
  • Tom Coleman (Rowland Water District)
  • Mark Gilkey (Berrenda Mesa Water District)
  • Shawn Huckaby (Fair Oaks Water District)
  • Theresa Lee (Walnut Valley Water District)
  • Oliver Smith (Valley Center Municipal Water District)
  • Eugene West (Camrosa Water District)
  • one vacancy

Meeting Agenda – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packet – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Workers’ Compensation Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Workers’ Compensation Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Workers’ Compensation Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: David Drake (Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District)
  • Vice Chair: David Wheaton (Citrus Heights Water District)
  • Fred Bockmiller (Mesa Water District)
  • Cathy Green (Orange County Water District)
  • Robert Kunde (Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District)
  • Scott Quady (Calleguas Municipal Water District)
  • Lenet Pacheco (Valley County Water District)
  • Stacey Lollar (Calaveras County Water District)
  • one vacancy

Meeting Agenda – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packet – June 20, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Employee Benefits Program Committee

Program Committees were created as a means of facilitating input from the member districts. The Employee Benefits Program Committee is composed only of representatives from members, which participate in the Employee Benefits Program, thus not diluting their input by comments from members not participating in this Program.

Committee Members:

  • Chair: J. Bruce Rupp (Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District)
  • Vice Chair: Szu Lu-Yang (Rowland Water District)
  • Stephanie Dosier (Orange County Water District)
  • Karen Gish (Amador Water Agency)
  • Roberta Perez (Cucamonga Valley Water District)
  • Anjanette Shadley (Western Canal Water District)
  • Laures Stiles (San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority)
  • Brent Hastey (Reclamation District 784)

Meeting Agenda – July 26, 2023

Meeting Packet – July 26, 2023

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Risk Management Committee

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Randall Reed (Cucamonga Valley Water District)
  • Vice Chair: David Wheaton (Citrus Heights Water District)
  • Eddie Gonzales (Desert Water Agency)
  • Bob Kuhn (San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority)
  • Gaby Olson (Valley Center Municipal Water District)
  • John Weed (Alameda County Water District)
  • Dan York (Sacramento Suburban Water District)
  • Ron Duncan (San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency)
  • one vacancy

Meeting Agenda – January 17, 2024

Meeting Packet – January 17, 2024

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

Personnel Committee

Committee Members:

  • Chair: Melody McDonald (San Bernardino Valley WCD)
  • Vice Chair: David Drake (Rincon del Diablo MWD)
  • J. Bruce Rupp (Humboldt Bay MWD)

Meeting Agenda – January 8, 2024

Meeting Packet – January 8, 2024

Meeting Packets and Approved Minutes

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