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Irvine Ranch Water District Selects Board President and Vice President

 

The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors, at its annual organizational meeting December 10, selected Douglas J. Reinhart to serve as President and Steven E. LaMar to serve as Vice President for 2013.

 

Reinhart was appointed to the IRWD Board of Directors in 2004 to fill a board vacancy and was subsequently appointed to a four-year term in 2006 when he ran unopposed for election. He served as President of the Board in 2009 and 2010, having previously served as Vice President in 2006 and President in 2007. Reinhart currently serves on the District's Water Resources Policy and Communications committee and the Engineering and Operations Committee.

He is a registered civil engineer with over 30 years of experience in the private sector, directing projects in water, wastewater and other infrastructure. Reinhart was the president and an owner of ASL Consulting Engineers before its acquisition by Tetra Tech in 1999. He then served as the Divisional Executive Vice President for Tetra Tech for the western United States. Reinhart retired from Tetra Tech in 2004 and began a consulting business.

Reinhart has a variety of water industry service. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Southern California Water Committee, the American Water Works Association Desalination Committee and the Association of California Water Agencies Water Reuse Committee. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association and the Consulting Engineers Association of California.

LaMar was appointed to the Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors in February 2009 to fill a vacancy and was subsequently elected to the board in 2010. He served as Board President in 2011.

LaMar is a water policy and planning expert with over 20 years of experience on statewide business and industry committees and has directly participated in many major water policy forums.  He has served on statewide task forces and advisory committees on drought planning, desalination, the California Bay-Delta, the California Water Plan and on water reliability and conservation issues.  LaMar is president and owner of LegiSight, LLC, located in Tustin, CA, and is also a principal for Spinner LaMar Associates since 1993. He has served as a water policy leader in the California Building Industry Association for 20 years. 

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