Repenning, Camacho Join MWD Board

By on January 19, 2020
Metropolitan Water District

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) announced last week two new directors representing the city of Los Angeles and Inland Empire Utilities Agency were seated on the board of directors.

Heather Repenning will represent the city of Los Angeles on the board. Repenning was nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She replaces Glen Dake, who served as a director since 2014. She will serve on the Engineering and Operations, and Communications and Legislation committees.

Repenning has nearly two decades of experience in local governance, with a focus on sustainable communities. From 2015 to 2018, she served as vice president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, where she oversaw the Department of Public Works’ $835 million annual budget to provide core city services including management of solid resources, wastewater, stormwater, urban canopy, public infrastructure engineering/design, and construction and maintenance of city streets.

From 2013 to 2015, she was director of external affairs for Mayor Garcetti’s office, where she oversaw legislative advocacy for the City of Los Angeles.

The Inland Empire water representative is Michael Camacho who returns to the board after serving as a director from 2011 to 2019. He succeeds Jasmin A. Hall, who represented IEUA since February. Camacho was appointed to the Legal and Claims, Real Property and Asset Management, and Engineering and Operations committees.

Camacho was first elected to IEUA’s Board of Directors in 2008 and represents Rancho Cucamonga and portions of Fontana.

He serves as chair of the agency’s Engineering, Operations and Water Resources Committee, and as an alternate for its Community and Legislative Affairs Committee, Finance and Legislative Committee and Audit Committee. He is a director for the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority, and also serves as IEUA’s representative to the Chino Desalter Authority, and as an alternate on the Regional Policy Committee, Southern California Water Coalition, Association of California Water Agencies, and the Chino Basin Watermaster.