President’s Message — Election Results
The Orange County Water District (OCWD; District) has a team of Directors to protect the interests of the District and its 19 local water suppliers. They proactively lead the development of new and existing programs and policies with the ultimate goal of providing high quality and abundant groundwater to the people and businesses of north and central Orange County.
Out of the 10 directors on our team, two were up for election. I am happy to say that Director Tri Ta (Division 4: Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and parts of Buena Park, Cypress, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster) and Director Cathy Green (Division 6: Parts of Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach) were elected to serve another term on the OCWD board. To learn more about the OCWD board members, please visit our website.
In addition to my appointment to the OCWD board, I have been on the Santa Ana City Council since 2007. I recently ran for the city mayoral position and I say with much humility and gratitude that the good people of Santa Ana have voted me to that seat. I will become the first new mayor in 26 years.
Water is essential to the growth and well-being of our cities. Know that your OCWD board members are fulfilling their positions to the best of their ability and that through their dedicated oversight, they are guiding the District to make a great difference in Orange County.
I am honored to serve with my nine colleagues on the OCWD Board to fulfill the District’s mission to provide a reliable, high-quality water supply to the 2.5 million people in our service area.
I also wish to extend my congratulations to all of the newly elected and re-elected representatives of the Orange County local, state and federal delegation. OCWD looks forward to working with you to enhance local water supplies and improve groundwater quality and reliability for the region.
Vicente Sarmiento, Esq.