Laura Roughton has been appointed to serve as the newest member of the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors. She will represent Division 4 which includes the communities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, and Norco.
Roughton is a long-time resident of the represented area, living within the Division 4 boundaries for more than 30 years. She most recently served as the Jurupa Valley City Council representative to the Western Riverside Council of Governments and to the One Water One Watershed (OWOW) Steering Committee under the Santa Ana River Watershed Project Authority. During her time on the OWOW Steering Committee, Director Roughton displayed her leadership through regional collaboration in the Santa Ana Watershed to protect and carefully utilize the watershed shared by residents and visitors to our region.
Director Roughton’s extensive background in successful public service and familiarity with the water industry will be critical when supporting Western’s retail and wholesale customers. Her appointment as a representative of the Division 4 area will allow Western to continue focusing on the safe, reliable delivery of water and wastewater (sewer) services throughout the service area.
The Division 4 Director’s seat will be placed on the ballot for the November 2022 general election.
Learn more about Western’s Board of Directors by visiting wmwd.com/BoardOfDirectors.