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The Municipal Water District of Orange County is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. Each director is elected by the public to represent a specific portion of Orange County. MWDOC also appoints four representatives to advocate the interests of Orange County on the Metropolitan Water District Board.

1979 - Present
Wayne A. Clark, a retired business owner, founded and served as Executive Director of the Urban Water Institute, a nonprofit corporation devoted to providing information on the economics and management of water resources. Now retired from the Institute, he serves on its board of directors. Elected to the Municipal Water District of Orange County Board of Directors in 1979, Director Clark represents Newport Beach, Laguna Woods, portions of Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, and Mission Viejo. He has served as President several times during his tenure.

He also presently represents the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) as elected alternate to the board of the National Water Resources Association.Director Clark helped form the Irvine Unified School District and served as charter chairman of the Irvine City Planning Commission. He served as a director of the Irvine Ranch Water District from 1977 to 1981 and was the first elected director to serve as president.An early member of the Orange County Press Club, Director Clark was a writer and columnist for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, before becoming the first public information officer for the University of California, Irvine. He later became executive assistant to a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and was president and owner of a public relations consulting firm. Among several other campaigns, he managed a successful state-wide bond issue campaign that financed the start-up of UC-Irvine and several other campuses of higher education.After serving in the US Army post WWII, Director Clark earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. A native of California, he is a long-time resident of Orange County, now residing with his wife, Margaret, in Irvine.