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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.

Megan Yoo Schneider, Division 7

2016 - Present

Megan Yoo Schneider is a registered Professional Engineer who represents Division 7 on the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Board of Directors. Her professional experience, passion for water, and dedication to her community influenced her decision to run for the MWDOC Board in 2016. As director of Division 7, Yoo Schneider represents the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.

A Southern Californian native, Yoo Schneider grew up in a household that encouraged critical thinking, creativity, and curiosity. This progressive style of learning fortified Yoo Schneider’s appetite for problem solving. Yoo Schneider has received two degrees from the University of California, Irvine, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering with a Specialization in Environmental Engineering, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering with a Concentration in Environmental Engineering.

Director Yoo Schneider’s passion for water, public health, and the environment is showcased by her involvement in numerous organizations. Since 2004, she has served in a number of leadership roles, including Committee Chair, Ad-Hoc Vice Chair, member of the Committee Leadership Council, and member of several Steering Committees, the Water Environment Federation, Past President and board member of the Santa Ana River Basin Section, and on the board of directors for the California Water Environment Association. She is also a member of the American Water Works Association and several other water-related professional associations. Yoo Schneider invests much of her time educating others about the importance of water and has received numerous awards and accolades for her efforts. 

Above all else, Director Yoo Schneider is passionate about people; helping them, improving their communities, and preserving their environment. Director Yoo Schneider began her professional career in the public sector over ten years ago, and since then, she has had the opportunity to work in both the public and private sectors, where she has gained extensive experience and continued to grow her passion for water and the community. She currently works in policy and outreach at Moulton Niguel Water District.

Director Yoo Schneider lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Nik, and their three dogs.