JOIN THE LEADERS

Become part of the alliance

WaterNow Alliance is a unique network of local decision makers leading the way to a healthy and resilient water future for their communities.

Water Leaders.
Resilient Solutions.

What is a Water Leader?

We define water leaders as utility governing board members – the decision makers who vote on all things water from policy to programs to rates and who are ultimately accountable to the public. This includes elected and appointed governing members of:

  • Special Water Districts, Wastewater Districts, Stormwater Districts, Conservancy Districts
  • Mayors
  • City Councilmembers
  • County Supervisors
  • Public Utility Commissions
  • Water Commission Members, etc.

Recognizing the equally important decision making role of utility staff, WaterNow Alliance is also open to executive management  including but not necessarily limited to:

  • General Managers
  • City Managers
  • Public Utility Directors

Benefits of Membership

WaterNow Alliance is a forum for local leaders to connect, learn, engage and act to advance sustainable water strategies, solutions and opportunities. As a member, you’ll gain access to:

  • A robust network of peers from across the nation who share a passion for sustainable water solutions
  • New connections to experts, resources and innovation
  • Opportunities to engage on key policy issues that matter to you community
  • Creative financing solutions for jumpstarting sustainable strategies
  • Access to WaterNow’s Members-only web portal, providing exclusive resources, forums and advocacy opportunities
  • Technical assistance including project development opportunities
  • Complementary, priority registration for the two-day WaterNow Alliance Annual Summit including travel/lodging reimbursement
  • Discounted or free registration for regional workshops and partner/co-hosted events

Additionally, WaterNow Alliance members are eligible to be nominated for our annual WaterNow Impact Award, recognizing leadership in the adoption of sustainable, innovative water solutions in their community.

Membership Qualifications

  1. Alliance membership is open to Water Leaders as defined above.
  2. Associate memberships are available for other water agency staff (conditions apply.)
  3. No membership fees are required at this time.

What our members and partners are saying

WaterNow Alliance focuses on creating impact in our communities. Their events and expertise are invaluable.

Paige Albrecht

Councilmember, Lehi City, UT

On my city council, I’m the guy that keeps track of water issues. The WaterNow Alliance has been a great place to get clear & concise information about issues and solutions.

Gerry Horak

Mayor Pro-Tem, Fort Collins, CO

WaterNow Alliance is our go-to partner for all things water.

Cooper Martin

Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, National League of Cities

Member Listing

Alejandro Barcenas

Public Works Director
City of Nogales, AZ

Alexander Coate

General Manager
East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA

Allan Ekberg

Mayor
City of Tukwila, WA

Ana Sandoval

Councilmember
San Antonio, TX

Andi Summerville

Councilmember
City of Laramie, WY

Andrew Kricun

Executive Director
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, NJ

Andy Hafen

Mayor
City of Henderson, NV

Anna Hamilton

County Commissioner
Santa Fe County, NM

Arthur Levine

Water Commissioner
City of Long Beach, CA

Arturo Pecos

City Commissioner
City of Kingsville, TX

Aziz Akbari

Director
Alameda County Water District, CA

Barbara Cleland

Former Councilmember
City of Aurora, CO

Barbara Robinett

Councilmember
City of East Carbon, UT

Bart Turner

Councilmember
City of Glendale, AZ

Bill Green

Director
South Coast Water District, CA

Bob Baker

Former Mayor
City of San Clemente, CA

Bob Christenson

Former Mayor
City of Hyde Park, UT

Bob Hartzman

Water Superintendent
City of Cañon City

Bob Overbeck

Councilmember
City of Fort Collins, CO

Bob Roth

Councilmember
City of Aurora, CO

Bob Yates

Councilmember
City of Boulder, CO

Brad Pierce

Former Councilmember
City of Aurora, CO

Brian McAnallen

Government Affairs Manager
City of Las Vegas, NV

Bridget Newton

Mayor
City of Rockville, MD

Bryan Kimball

City Engineer
City of Ephraim, UT

Buck Buchanan

Councilmember
Town of Camp Verde, AZ

Carla Christensen

Director
Soquel Creek Water District, CA

Celia Barotz

Councilmember
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Chad Lewis

Councilmember
City of Rapid City, SD

Charles Wilson

Director
Santa Margarita Water District, CA

Chris Bryant

Councilmember
City of Clovis, NM

Chris Clark

Councilmember
City of Mountain View, CA

Cindi Fowler

Councilmember
City of Louisville, KY

Cody Holcomb

City Manager
City of Ada, OK

Cooper Martin

Program Director
Sustainable Cities Institute, National League of Cities, D.C.

Coral Evans

Mayor
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Cynthia Donald

Councilmember
City of Bessemer, AL

Cynthia Pratt

Deputy Mayor
City of Lacy, WA

Danielle Dolan

Water Program Director
Local Government Commission

Darrell Simmons

Former Mayor
City of Smithfield, UT

Dave Edwards

Mayor Pro Tem
Town of Palisade, CO

Dave Maughan

Councilmember
City of Syracuse, UT

Dave Richins

Former Councilmember
City of Mesa, AZ

Dave Venable

Mayor
Village of Cloudcroft, NM

David Bobzien

Councilmember
City of Reno, NV

David Iwanski

Former Councilmember
City of Avondale, AZ

David Izraelevitz

President-Elect
New Mexico Municipal League, NM

David Rebensdorf

Deputy Public Works Director
City of San Clemente

David Wayt

Councilmember
City of Kingman, AZ

De'Sean Quinn

Councilmember
City of Tukwila, WA

Dennis Erdman

Director
South Coast Water District, CA

Diane Gibson

Councilmember
City of Albuquerque, NM

Dick White

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Durango, CO

Doug Engfer

Commissioner
Santa Cruz Water Commission

Doug Von Gausig

Mayor
Town of Clarkdale, AZ

Eduardo Martinez

Councilmember
City of Richmond, CA

Elizabeth Flegel

Water Conservation Coordinator
City of Mountain View, CA

Erin Mendenhall

Councilmember
City of Salt Lake City, UT

Erin Young

Water Resources Manager
City of Flagstaff

Esequiel Salas

Councilmember
City of Columbus, OH

Ethan Temianka

Former Director
Mesa Water District, CA

Eva Putzova

Councilmember
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Fran Palochak

Councilmember
City of Gallup, NM

Francisco Heredia

Councilmember
City of Mesa, AZ

Frank Blanco

Water District Director
Apache Junction Water District, AZ

Frank Heldman

Water Utility Manager
City of Monterey Park, CA

Fred Strong

Councilmember
City of El Paso de Robles, CA

Garret Nancolas

Mayor
City of Caldwell, ID

Gary Knight

Councilmember
City of Yuma, AZ

Gary Kremen

Director
Santa Clara Valley Water District, CA

Geno Withelder

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Mesquite, NV

George Woerndle

Former Councilmember
Town of Red River, NM

Gerry Horak

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Fort Collins, CO

Gill Sorg

Mayor Pro Tem
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Gino Campana

Councilmember
City of Fort Collins, CO

Glenn Reynolds

Director
Coastside County Water District, CA

Gloria Chavez

Mayor
Village of Tijeras, NM

Greg Lauer

Councilmember
City of Fountain, CO

Harry Pomeroy

Board Member
Water Policy Advisory Committee, NM

Harry Saltzgaver

Water Commissioner
City of Long Beach, CA

Hattie Portis-Jones

Councilmember
City of Fairburn, GA

Hector Gastelum

Director
Otay Water District, CA

Heidi Williams

Mayor
City of Thornton, CO

Henry Hash

Public Works Director
City of Prescott, AZ

J.W. Edwards

Councilmember
City of Brighton, CO

James DePue

City Manager
City of Wray, CO

James Fisler

Director
Mesa Water District, CA

Jamie Whelan

Vice Mayor
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Janine Jordan

City Manager
City of Laramie, WY

Jason Brown

City Manager
City of Beaver, UT

Jason Dominguez

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Santa Barbara, CA

Jeannie Simmonds

Councilmember
City of Logan

Jim Leach

Director, External Affairs
Santa Margarita Water District, CA

John Ballew

Utilities Commissioner
City of Durango, CO

John Bramall

Mayor
City of Hurricane, UT

John Kinnaird

Councilmember
City of Waco, TX

John Kmiec

Utilities Director
Town of Marana, AZ

John McAlister

Councilmember
City of Mountain View, CA

John Weed

Director
Alameda County Water District, CA

Joone Lopez

General Manager
Moulton Niguel Water District

Jose Reynoso

Deputy Director Of Water And Water Resource Availability
City of Sierra Madre

Julie Ortiz

Water Conservation Manager
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Julio Vega

Councilmember
City of Amalga, UT

Justin Barlow

Utility Business Manager
City of Hildale, UT

Karin Uhlrich

Former Councilmember
City of Tucson, AZ

Kathleen Bennett

Councilmember
Village of Taos Ski Valley, NM

Kathleen Hedberg

Director
Helix Water District, CA

Kathryn Campbell

Former Councilmember
City of SeaTac, WA

Kathy Holian

Former County Commissioner
Santa Fe County, NM

Kathy Ryan

Councilmember
City of Green River, UT

Kathy Ward

Mayor
San Clemente, CA

Kellen Potter

Councilmember
City of Heber City, UT

Ken Rosenberg

Mayor
City of Mountain View, CA

Kevin Reidy

State Water Conservation Specialist
Colorado Water Conservation Board, CO

Kevin Thompson

Councilmember
City of Mesa, AZ

Kirk Vincent

Board Member
Water Resources Advisory Board, CO

Kirsten Keith

Mayor
City of Menlo Park, CA

Klaus Hanson

Councilmember
City of Laramie, WY

Kristin Stephens

Councilmember
City of Fort Collins, CO

Kyla Allen

Councilmember
City of Cottonwood, AZ

L. Dennis Michael

Mayor
City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Larry Moody

Mayor
City of East Palo Alto, CA

Laura Brown

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Frederick, CO

Lauren Kuby

Councilmember
City of Tempe, AZ

Leighanne Kirk

Principal Water Resources Planner
West Basin Municipal Water District, CA

Lenny Siegel

Councilmember
City of Mountain View, CA

Lester Taylor

Former Mayor
City of East Orange, NJ

Linda Calhoun

Mayor
Town of Red River, NM

Linda Omobien

Councilmember
City of Akron, OH

Liz Kniss

Vice Mayor
City of Palo Alto, CA

Lydia Glaize

Former Mayor Pro Tem
City of Fairburn, GA

Margaret Clark

Councilmember
City of Rosemead, CA

Mark Holmes

Water Resources Manager
City of Goodyear

Mark Hurd

Councilmember
City of Hyde Park, UT

Mark Millan

Mayor
City of Windsor, CA

Marsha Berzins

Councilmember
City of Aurora, CO

Marshall Brown

Director
Aurora Water, CO

Matthew Appelbaum

Former Councilmember
City of Boulder, CO

Matthew Zucca

Director
Mid-Peninsula Water District, CA

Megan Townsend

Transportation Planner
Wasatch Front Regional Council

Meghan Sahli-Wells

Councilmember
City of Culver City, CA

Michael A. Sesma

Councilmember
City of Gaithersburg, MD

Michael Kasperzak

Director
Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency

Michelle Jensen

Utility Manager
City of Nibley, UT

Mike Mendenhall

Councilmember
Spanish Fork, UT

Morgan Cullen

Legislative and Policy Advocate
Colorado Municipal League, CO

Nancy Ford

Councilmember
City of Arvada, CO

Nancy Smith

Councilmember
City of Sunnyvale, CA

Nina Hawk

Public Works Director
City of Milpitas, CA

Norma Armenta

Water Conservation Coordinator
Liberty Utilities, CA

Paige Albrecht

Councilmember
City of Lehi, UT

Pam O'Connor

Councilmember
City of Santa Monica, CA

Pat Showalter

Councilmember
Mountain View, CA

Patrick Martin

Manager, Water-use Efficiency Section
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, FL

Patty Acomb

Councilmember
City of Minnetonka, MN

Paul Cunningham

Councilmember
City of Tucson, AZ

Paul Sethy

Director
Alameda County Water District, CA

Pete Laybourn

Councilmember
City of Cheyenne, WY

Peter Ives

Councilmember
City of Santa Fe, NM

Peter Kwon

Councilmember
City of SeaTac, WA

Peter Truax

Mayor
City of Forest Grove, OR

Phil Cernanec

Councilmember
City of Littleton, CO

Philip Barlow

Former Mayor
City of Hildale, UT

Philip Johnson

Director of Public Works
City of Cortez, CO

Phillip Harrington

Public Works Director
City of Berkeley, CA

Randy Keating

Councilmember
City of Tempe, AZ

Richard Harris

Manager of Water Conservation
East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA

Richard Sykes

Director of Water and Natural Resources
East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA

Rick Heumann

Councilmember
City of Chandler, AZ

Rocky Figurilli

Trustee
Town of Frederick, CO

Ron Nirenberg

Councilmember
City of San Antonio, TX

Ross Cunniff

Councilmember
City of Fort Collins, CO

Sam Mamet

Executive Director
Colorado Municipal League

Sandra Bradbury

Mayor
City of Pinellas Park, FL

Sandy Brown

Councilmember
City of Santa Cruz, CA

Saoirse Charis-Graves

Councilmember
City of Golden, CO

Sepi Richardson

Director
Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, CA

Shakti

Former Councilmember
City of Lakewood, CO

Sharla Beverly

Councilmember
City of South Salt Lake, UT

Shawn Dewane

Director
Orange County Water District, CA

Stephanie Karlin

Former Vice Mayor
City of Avondale, AZ

Stephanie Piko

Councilmember
City of Centennial, CO

Steve Elie

Director
Inland Empire Utilities Agency, CA

Steve Jordan

Director
Purissima Hills Water District, CA

Sue Osborn

Mayor
City of Fenton, MI

Susan Lien Longville

President, Board of Directors
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

Sylvia Ballin

Mayor
City of San Fernando, CA

Tammy Rudock

General Manager
Mid-Peninsula Water District, CA

Tee Tyler

Councilmember
City of Cottonwood Heights, UT

Thelda Williams

Councilmember
City of Phoenix, AZ

Tim Worley

Executive Director
CA-NV Section American Water Works Association

TJ Cawley

Councilmember
Town of Morrisville, NC

Tom DuBois

Councilmember
City of Palo Alto, CA

Travis Brooks

Management Analyst
City of Signal Hill, CA

Travis Lingenfelter

Councilmember
City of Kingman, AZ

Val Vigil

Former Councilmember
City of Thornton, CO

Wade Troxell

Mayor
City of Fort Collins, CO

Wally Campbell

Councilmember
City of Goodyear, AZ

Wayne Debrosky

Utilities Director
Northern AZ Municipal Water Users Assoc.

Wayne Miller

Director
Yorba Linda Water District, CA

Wendy Pray

Mayor
City of Woodland Hills, UT

Wes Henderson

Executive Director
Nevada League of Cities & Municipalities, NV