ITEM:††††††††††† CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3.†††††††† CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDATION FOR ELECTION OF OFFICERS TO THE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCIES GOVERNING BOARD

 

Meeting Date:†††† September 15, 2003†††††††††††††††††††† Budgeted:†† N/A

Program/Line Item No.: N/A

Staff Contact: ††††† Fran Farina†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cost Estimate: N/A

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

SUMMARY:†† The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) will conduct elections for the position of President and Vice President for the 2004-2005 term at the ACWA Fall Conference, December 3 through 5, 2003.†† Elections for Region 5 officers will be conducted on September 29, 2003, at the Region 5 Membership Meeting.†† Chair Henson and Director Erickson have proposed that the Board support the nomination ofGreg Zlotnick to the position of ACWA President.In addition, the Acting General Manager proposes that the District cast a vote in favor of Jan Abelís election to the position of Region 5 Vice Chair.†† A biography for Mr. Zlotnick is attached as Exhibit 3-A, and a biography for Ms. Abel is attached as Exhibit 3-B.

 

Attached as Exhibit 3-C is Resolution 2003-08, expressing support for the nomination of Greg Zlotnick to the position of ACWA President.If the Board adopts the resolution, it will be forwarded to the ACWA nominating committee that will meet on September 26, 2003 to select the slate of candidates for election to the position of President and Vice President.

 

Attached as Exhibit 3-D is an ACWA Region 5 Sample Ballot.†† If the Directors decide to support the election of Jan Abel or any of the other nominees, the Board should direct District staff, by motion, to attend the Membership Meeting and cast a vote on behalf of the District.The meeting will convene at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monterey from 8:30 AM to 2 PM.

 

RECOMMENDATION:That the Board consider adoption of Resolution 2003-08, expressing support for the nomination of Greg Zlotnick to the position of ACWA President for the 2004-2005 term.The Board should also decide whether or not District staff should, at the September 29, 2003 Region 5 Membership Meeting, cast a vote for Jan Abelís election to the position of Region 5 Vice President.

 

IMPACT TO DISTRICT RESOURCES:None.

 

BACKGROUND:Greg Zlotnick, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Presently, Mr. Zlotnick serves as Chair of the ACWA Water Management Committee.Chair Henson, Director Erickson and Acting General Manager Farina are acquainted with Mr. Zlotnick and recommend him to the position of ACWA President.

Jan Abel is President of the Montecito Water District Board of Directors.Ms. Abel is a member of ACWAís Executive Committee and serves currently as the Region 5 Vice Chair.Acting General Manager Farina is acquainted with Ms. Abel and recommends her to the position of Region 5 Vice Chair.