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IRWD Board Names New President and Vice President

 

The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors selected Steven E. LaMar to serve as President and Mary Aileen Matheis to serve as Vice President at its organizational meeting on January 14.

LaMar was appointed to the board in February 2009 to fill a vacancy and was subsequently elected to a four-year term in 2010. He is a water policy and planning expert with more than 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 on water reliability and conservation issues.

La Mar is president and owner of LegiSight, LLC, in Tustin. He 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.

Matheis has served on the board since 1988 when she was appointed to fill an unexpired term.  She has successfully run in the general election years. She served as President in 2001. She has served on several standing committees and currently is the Chairman of the Water Resources, Environmental and Government Policy Committee.

Matheis also represents the District on the Southern California Water Committee and on the Board of the Urban Water Institute. She is a member of the Advisory Committee to the University of California Urban Water Research Center. She is President of Shadetree Partnership, an environmental non-profit dedicated to distributing and planting native trees and shrubs throughout Orange County. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Water Education Foundation

A practicing lawyer, Matheis is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and a member of the Orange County Association of Realtors.

The IRWD Board meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5 p.m. at IRWD headquarters, 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine.

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