On August 6, Rancho California Water District’s Board of Directors unanimously appointed Joseph Kuebler to fill a vacancy after long-time board member Lisa Herman resigned last month.
Mr. Kuebler has a long history in water having served as a director on Eastern Municipal Water District’s Board from 1996-2018. He is also active in several state and regional water and wastewater associations and served as a board member at various Temecula area non-profits. He has lived in Temecula for 37 years.
He will now serve out the remainder of Ms. Herman’s term through early December 2020. This position will be up for reelection on November 3rd, where the public will cast their vote to determine who will fill the seat for the next four years.
During the special meeting, nine applicants addressed the Board to discuss their qualifications and interest.
Mr. Kuebler is expected to start his tenure at the Board meeting on August 13.
“It was great to see so many applicants willing to step up and take the reins from a long-term board member, said Board President Bill Wilson. “We chose Joe because he was able to step in quicker than most and has an unbiased opinion. He is also very familiar with the challenges of the water world.”