Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors comprised of respected community leaders representing the 24 cities and water districts that are member agencies of BAWSCA, and two private utilities that also have appointees to the board, Stanford University and California Water Service Company.

Al Mendall of the City of Hayward is Chair, while Barbara Pierce of Redwood City is Vice-Chair.

In June 2004, the Board Policy Committee was formed to advise the General Manager and Board on matters of policy. Its composition fully reflects that of the board – large and small water agencies; cities; water districts and private utilities; the three counties; and agencies that are totally dependent on the regional system and those that are not.

Gustav Larsson serves as Chair, and Tom Zigterman serves as Vice-Chair of the Board Policy Committee. Members of the committee include Jay Benton, Randy Breault, Mike Kasperzak, Rob Kuta, and Greg Schmid.  Board Chair Al Mendall and Vice-Chair Barbara Pierce are ex-officio members.

The Board of Directors includes the following members:




Robert Anderson

Purissima Hills Water District

Jess “Jay” Benton

Town of Hillsborough

Randy Breault

Guadalupe Valley Municipal Improvement District

Charlie Bronitsky

Estero Municipal Improvement District

Thomas Chambers

Westborough Water District

Mike Kasperzak

City of Mountain View

Kirsten Keith

City of Menlo Park

Patrick Kolstad

City of Santa Clara

Rob Kuta

California Water Service Company

Gustav Larsson

City of Sunnyvale

Sam Liccardo

City of San Jose

Juslyn Manalo

City of Daly City

Al Mendall

City of Hayward

Chris Mickelsen

Coastside County Water District

Larry Moody

East Palo Alto

Irene O’Connell

City of San Bruno

Rosalie O’Mahony

City of Burlingame

Tom Piccolotti

North Coast County Water District

Barbara Pierce

City of Redwood City

Dan Quigg

City of Millbrae

Sepi Richardson

City of Brisbane

Greg Schmid

City of Palo Alto

Rich Tran

City of Milpitas

Louis Vella

Mid-Peninsula Water District

John H. Weed

Alameda County Water District

Tom Zigterman

Stanford University