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Board of Directors

Director Bios
 


Division I
  |  Harold C. Williams, MSCE, P.E., DTM

Director Harold C. Williams

Harold Williams was elected to the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors in November 2014 to represent the cities of Carson, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates and unincorporated Los Angeles County portions of San Pedro.  Williams is Chair of West Basin's Water Resources Committee and serves as Vice President of the Board.  He is also a Member of the Board for the National Water Research Institute and CalDesal.

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Division II
  |  Gloria D. Gray

Director Gloria Gray

Gloria D. Gray was elected to the West Basin Board of Directors in 2006 as the first African American woman elected to the Board in its near 66-year history. Director Gray represents the city of Inglewood and unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of Athens, Howard, Lennox, Ross-Sexton, and South Ladera Heights. In April 2010, she was appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council by House Speaker-Emeritus Karen Bass with her term ending in 2014. Director Gray currently serves as Vice Chair, one of West Basin's two representatives on the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors, and is the first African American to chair a board meeting in the agency's 85-year history. She served on the National Water Research Institute Board of Directors, representing West Basin in 2014-15. Director Gray serves as the West Basin representative on the Association of California Water Agencies' Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA's JPIA) Board of Directors and was appointed as an at-large member of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission Governing Board. 

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Division III
  |  Carol W. Kwan

Director Carol W. Kwan

Carol W. Kwan was the first Asian-American and the first female elected in 1996 to the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors, representing the cities of Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, a portion of Torrance, and unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of Harbor Gateway. Director Kwan also served as the District’s appointee to the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California from 1998-99 and 2001-07.  She is the President and Co-Founder of the Riverbend International School (STEM High School) in Atchison, Kansas.  Additionally, Kwan initiated the West Basin Annual Water Harvest Festival in 1998, a free water education and conservation event.

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Division IV  |  Scott Houston

Director Scott Houston

Scott Houston was elected to the Board of Directors of the West Basin Municipal Water District in November 2014 to represent Division IV, which includes the cities of Culver City, El Segundo, Malibu, West Hollywood, and unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of Del Aire, Lennox, Marina del Rey, North Ladera Heights, Topanga, View Park, Wiseburn, and Windsor Hills. 

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Division V
  |  Donald L. Dear

Director Donald L. Dear

Donald L. Dear was elected to the West Basin Board of Directors in November 2000 to represent the cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale and unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of El Camino Village. He is currently serving his fourth term after being re-elected in November 2012. He was appointed by his colleagues to serve as one of West Basin's representatives on the Metropolitan Water District Water Board. Director Dear came to the Board with a vast array of experience in public service, serving as the Gardena Mayor for nine consecutive terms before retiring in 2001 with 27 years of service. 

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