Fountain Valley, CA (December 11, 2014) – California Governor Jerry Brown recently announced that he reappointed Linda Ackerman, one of MWDOC’s four representatives on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) Board of Directors, to a third term on the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board). Director Ackerman was first appointed to the Regional Board by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010; she was later reappointed by Governor Brown in 2012. Her current appointment has been confirmed by the State Senate, and she will be sworn in tomorrow morning.
“I am honored to have been reappointed by Governor Brown to serve on this board that is so important to the ongoing preservation and restoration of our water resources. Developing and implementing objectives to monitor and protect this resource will ensure benefits for our watersheds now and into the future,” said Director Ackerman.
The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board is one of nine regional water quality control boards that exercises rulemaking and regulatory activities by basin on behalf of the State Water Resources Control Board. The Regional Board makes critical water quality decisions for the Santa Ana Watershed region, which includes Orange County and portions of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The Regional Board is tasked with setting water quality standards, issuing wastewater discharge permits, determining compliance with requirements, and taking appropriate enforcement actions. As a director on the regional board, Ackerman makes decisions that protect and enforce the many uses of water for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, and environmental interests within the Santa Ana Watershed.
Representing the Regional Board, Ackerman serves on the One Water One Watershed (OWOW) Steering Committee. She also currently serves as a Vice‐Chair of the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as well as Chair of the Communication and Legislation Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of California Water Agencies and chairs its Federal Affairs Committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Water Resources Association. She has been an active philanthropist in her community and currently serves as the Republican National Committeewoman for California.