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

MEMBERS

Al Nederhood

Board President
Yorba Linda Water District

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

Amy Fowler

Councilmember
City of Salt Lake City, UT

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

Ann Mullins

Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Aspen, CO

Anna Hamilton

County Commissioner
Santa Fe County, NM

Anne Duffy

Councilmember
City of Cedar Park, Texas

Art Brown

Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Buena Park, CA

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 Delgleize

Councilmember
City of Huntington Beach

Barbara Robinett

Councilmember
City of East Carbon, UT

Bart Forsyth

Assistant General Manager
Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

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

Brant Hanson

City Manager
City of Ephraim, UT

Brent Hastey

Director
Yuba Water Agency

Brett Christensen

Councilmember
Payson, Utah

Bridget Newton

Mayor
City of Rockville, MD

Brooke Jones

Director
Yorba Linda Water District

Buck Buchanan

Councilmember
Town of Camp Verde, AZ

Cameron Diehl

Executive Director
Utah League of Cities

Carla Christensen

Director
Soquel Creek Water District, CA

Carmen Ramirez

Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Oxnard

Carol Dodge

Mayor
City of Northglenn

Celia Barotz

Councilmember
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Chad Lewis

Councilmember
City of Rapid City, SD

Chad Wanke

Mayor
City of Placentia, CA

Charles Wilson

Director
Santa Margarita Water District, CA

Cheryl Wink

Councilmember
City of Englewood, CO

Chris Bryant

Councilmember
City of Clovis, NM

Chris Clark

Councilmember
City of Mountain View, CA

Chris Garner

General Manager
Long Beach Water Department

Cindi Fowler

Councilmember
City of Louisville, KY

Cindy Blackmore

Public Works Director
City of Avondale, AZ

Cindy Dyballa

Councilmember
Takoma Park, MD

Cody Holcomb

City Manager
City of Ada, OK

Cooper Martin

Program Director
National League of Cities

Coral Evans

Mayor
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Cynthia Donald

Councilmember
City of Bessemer, AL

Cynthia Pratt

Deputy Mayor
City of Lacy, WA

Daniel Corona

Mayor
City of West Wendover, NV

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 Cantu

Alderperson
City of San Elizario, TX

David Everitt

City Manager
City of Moab

David Iwanski

Former Councilmember
City of Avondale, AZ

David Izraelevitz

President-Elect
New Mexico Municipal League, NM

David Wayt

Councilmember
City of Kingman, AZ

De'Sean Quinn

Councilmember
City of Tukwila

DeAna Verbeke

Board Member
Helix Water District

Deborah Calvert

Councilmember, At Large
Minnetonka, MN

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

Dustin Gettel

Councilmember
City of Midvale, UT

Eduardo Martinez

Councilmember
City of Richmond, CA

Elizabeth Patterson

Mayor
City of Benicia

Ellen "Queenie Barz

Mayor
Mancos, CO

Erin Mendenhall

Councilmember
City of Salt Lake City, UT

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

Francesca Vietor

Commissioner
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Francisco Heredia

Councilmember
City of Mesa, AZ

Frank Baszler

Trustee
Town of Severance

Frank Blanco

Water District Director
Apache Junction Water District, AZ

Frank Heldman

Water Utility Manager
City of Monterey Park, CA

Frank Martinez

Commissioner
Long Beach Water Department

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

Gil Borboa

Asst. Dir. Public Works, Utilities
City of Beverly Hills

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

Gregg Geesa

Councilmember
White Settlement TX

Gregory Mills

Councilmember
City of Brighton, CO

Guy Phillips

Councilmember
City of Scottsdale, AZ

Harry Pomeroy

Board Member
Water Policy Advisory Committee, NM

Harry Saltzgaver

Water Commissioner
City of Long Beach, CA

Harry Starkey

General Manager
Taft, California

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

Henry Schwaller

City Commissioner
Hays, Kansas

Holly Rosenthal

Deputy Public Works Director - Water Utilities
City of Tempe

J.W. Edwards

Councilmember
City of Brighton, CO

Jackie Biskupski

Mayor
City of Salt Lake City, UT

James DePue

City Manager
City of Wray, CO

James Fisler

Director
Mesa Water District, CA

Jamie Whelan

Vice Mayor
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Jane Reybold

Councilmember
City of Lincoln, NE

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

Jeff Hindman

Mayor Pro-Tem
Berthoud, CO

Jenney Rees

Mayor
City of Cedar Hills, Utah

Jessica Sandgren

Councilmember
City of Thornton, CO

Jim Atkinson

Director
Mesa Water District

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 Scott

Councilmember
City of Ephraim, UT

John Weed

Director
Alameda County Water District, CA

Joone Lopez

General Manager
Moulton Niguel Water District

Jose Ornelas

Councilmember
City of San Joaquin, CA

Joshua Bake

City Manager
City of Naples City, UT

Julio Vega

Councilmember
City of Amalga, 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

Katie Witt

Mayor
City of Kaysville City, UT

Kellen Potter

Councilmember
City of Heber City, UT

Ken Rosenberg

Mayor
City of Mountain View, CA

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 Atencio

Councilmember
Pueblo, CO

Larry McKenney

Director
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Larry Moody

Mayor
City of East Palo Alto, CA

Larry Strock

Trustee
Lochbuie, CO

Laura Brown

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Frederick, CO

Lauren Kuby

Councilmember
City of Tempe, AZ

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

Lon Peterson

Conservation Manager
Marin Municipal Water District

Lydia Glaize

Former Mayor Pro Tem
City of Fairburn, GA

Madeline Wood

Water Conservation Supervisor
City of Santa Barbara, CA

Marcia Martin

Councilmember
Longmont, CO

Margaret Bourke

Councilmember
Town of Alta, UT

Margaret Clark

Councilmember
City of Rosemead, CA

Mark Hurd

Councilmember
City of Hyde Park, UT

Mark Kindred

Councilmember
City of South Salt Lake, UT

Mark Millan

Mayor
City of Windsor, CA

Marsha Berzins

Councilmember
City of Aurora, CO

Marshall Brown

Director
Aurora Water, CO

Matt Appelbaum

Former Councilmember
City of Boulder

Matthew Zucca

Director
Mid-Peninsula Water District, CA

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

Mike Mendenhall

Councilmember
Spanish Fork, UT

Nancy Ford

Councilmember
City of Arvada, CO

Nancy Smith

Councilmember
City of Sunnyvale, CA

Neil Cochran

Director
Foresthill Public Utility District

Nina Hawk

Public Works Director
City of Milpitas, CA

Paige Albrecht

Councilmember
City of Lehi, UT

Pam O'Connor

Councilmember
City of Santa Monica, CA

Pat Showalter

Councilmember
Mountain View, CA

Patty Acomb

Councilmember
City of Minnetonka, MN

Paul Cunningham

Councilmember
City of Tucson, AZ

Paul Kashmann

Councilmember
City of Denver

Paul Sethy

Director
Alameda County Water District, CA

Paula Kehoe

Director of Water Resources
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Pete Laybourn

Councilmember
City of Cheyenne, WY

Peter Ives

Councilmember
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

R Scott Phillips

Councilmember
Cedar City, Utah

Randy Keating

Councilmember
City of Tempe, AZ

Richard Squire

Mayor
City of Ephraim, UT

Richard Sykes

Director of Water and Natural Resources
East Bay Municipal Utility District

Rick Heumann

Councilmember
City of Chandler, AZ

Robert Hale

Mayor
Midvale, Utah

Rocky Figurilli

Trustee
Town of Frederick, CO

Ron Nirenberg

Councilmember
City of San Antonio, TX

Ross Cunniff

Councilmember
City of Fort Collins, CO

Roy Otto

City Manager
City of Greeley (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

Scott Ellis

Public Utilities Assistant Director
City of Sandy

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

Shayla J. Nealy

Councilmember
City of Union City, GA

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

Steven Olson

Councilmember
Loveland, CO

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

Thomas Keown

General Manager
Covington Water

Thomas Wong

President
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

Tim Worly

Executive Director
CA-NV Section American Water Works Association

TJ Cawley

Councilmember
Town of Morrisville, NC

Toby Dougherty

City Manager
City of Hays, Kansas

Todd Fessenden

Public Works Director
Town of Erie

Tom DuBois

Councilmember
City of Palo Alto, CA

Tom Ward

Director of Public Utilities
City of Sandy City, UT

Travis Lingenfelter

Councilmember
City of Kingman, AZ

Val Vigil

Former Councilmember
City of Thornton, CO

Vic Little

Council Member
City of Paradise, UT

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

William Tarbox

Public Works Director
City of Benicia

Zak Idan

City Councilmember
Tukwila, WA

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Alex Nazarchuk

Water Resources Manager
City of Santa Monica, CA

Amy Bonczewski

Water Resources Coordinator
City of Ontario

Angela Sipp

Communications Representative
Livermore, CA

Brian McAnallen

Government Affairs Manager
City of Las Vegas, NV

Bridget Durst

Source Water Community Facilitator
Northwest Iowa

Bryan Kimball

City Engineer
City of Ephraim, UT

Bryan Latchford

Outreach Coordinator
Santa Barbara, CA

Christine Nunez

Environmental Manager
City of Surprise, Arizona

Chuck Schaich

Water Resources Manager
City of Torrance

Dan Hicks

Town Administrator
South Fork, CO

Dana Hoffenberg

Water Resources Specialist
City of Santa Barbara

David Rebensdorf

Deputy Public Works Director
City of San Clemente

Delia Lugo

Finance Manager
Yorba Linda Water District

Dena Egenhoff

Water Conservation/Public Relations
City of Cheyenne, WY

Devin Arciniega

Water Conservation / Public Affairs Coordinator
City of San Bernadino

Elizabeth Flegel

Water Conservation Coordinator
City of Mountain View, CA

Erin Young

Water Resources Manager
City of Flagstaff

Geo Herrera

Water Production & Treatment Administrator
City of Santa Monica

James Lee

Finance & Accounting Manager
Crescenta Valley Water District

James Suri

External Affairs Intern
California American Water

Jim Leach

Director, External Affairs
Santa Margarita Water District, CA

Joey Garcia

Administrative Analyst
City of Torrance

John Brooks

Sr. Sustainability Analyst
City of Thousand Oaks

Jose Reynoso

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

Julie Ortiz

Water Conservation Manager
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Julie Spacht

Water Executive Managing Engineer
Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power

Justin Barlow

Utility Business Manager
City of Hildale, UT

Kaden Young

Management Analyst
Yorba Linda Water District

Karen Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Kelly McCann

Senior Accountant
Yorba Linda Water District

Kevin Reidy

State Water Conservation Specialist
Colorado Water Conservation Board, CO

Laura Wing

Water Resources Administrator
City of Thornton, CO

Lawrence Brotman

Utilities Manager
City of San Clemente, CA

Lee Gravel

Watershed Coordinator
City of Storm Lake, IA

Lee Ledesma

Utilities Finance and Administrative Manager
City of Aspen

Leighanne Kirk

Principal Water Resources Planner
West Basin Municipal Water District, CA

Lisa Knoblauch

Sustainability Coordinator
Longmont, CO

Lisette Gold

Environmental Remediation Coordinator
City of Santa Monica

Malissa Muttaraid

Public Affairs
Yorba Linda Water District

Marian Rice

Water Quality & Treatment Administrator
City of Salt Lake City, UT

Mariana Cruz

Water Resources Specialist
City of Santa Barbara

Mark Holmes

Water Resources Manager
City of Goodyear

Mark Swanson

Senior Engineer
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

Megan Townsend

Transportation Planner
Wasatch Front Regional Council

Melissa Ellico

Finance Administrator
City of Kingman, AZ

Michelle Jensen

Utility Manager
City of Nibley, UT

Michelle Madriz

Management Analyst
City of Upland Utilities

Morgan Cullen

Legislative and Policy Advocate
Colorado Municipal League, CO

Morgan Hopkins

Program Coordinator
Brighton, CO

Nicholas Schneider

Water Conservation and Forecast Manager
Apple Valley, Ca

Norma Armenta

Water Conservation Coordinator
Liberty Utilities, CA

Patrick J. Martin

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

Paul Lord

Water Conservation Specialist III
Marina, CA

Rachel Breslin-Valdez

Sr. Management Analyst
City of Los Angeles

Rachel Padilla

Customer Service Supervisor
Yorba Linda Water District

Richard Harris

Manager of Water Conservation
East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA

Rick Maloy

Water Conservation Manager
Central Utah Water Conservancy District

Robert Ennis

Legislative Manager
Riverside Public Utilities

Robert Hannay

Treasury Manager
East Bay Municipal Utility District

Robert Thompson

Watershed Section Manager
Salt Lake County

Roger Bourke

Planning Commissioner
Town of Alta, UT

Sandy Harrison

Staff Services Specialist
County of Ventura Water and Sanitation Department

Shelly Reider

Environmental Programs Manager
City of Millbrae

Sonja Wassgren Morgan

Public Information Officer
City of Laguna Beach

Stacy Taylor

External Affairs Manager
Mesa Water District

Stephanie Duer

Water Conservation Manager
Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities

Suzie Tolksdorf

Outreach Specialist
Desert Water Agency

Tamara Prime

member
City of Tucson, AZ

Tammy Hierlihy

Water Resources Manager
Central Basin Metropolitan Water District

Teres Rosales

Interim Communications Manager
Riverside Public Utilities

Tiffany Titus

Legislative Analyst
Burbank Water and Power

Tina Sleeper

Water Conservation Coordinator
City of Tempe, AZ

Travis Brooks

Management Analyst
City of Signal Hill, CA