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Jan. 10, 2017

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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TREVIÑO RETURNS TO METROPOLITAN BOARD AS UPPER SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MWD’S REPRESENTATIVE

San Gabriel Valley water leader Charles M. Treviño returned today as a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Treviño represents the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District on Metropolitan’s 38-member board. He previously represented Central Basin Municipal Water District from March 1999 to December 2000. He succeeds Michael Touhey, who had served on Metropolitan’s board since February 2013.

First elected to Upper District’s Board of Directors in November 2008, Treviño has since served two consecutive four-year terms, representing all or parts of Arcadia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, and Temple City. During his Upper District tenure, he has served as board president in 2011 and vice president in both 2009 and 2010. Treviño’s water sector experience also includes 10 years on Central Basin’s Board of Directors, which he was first elected to in 1994.

He currently is Upper District’s representative to the Association of California Water Agencies’ Joint Powers Insurance Authority and the San Gabriel Valley Protective Association and is a board member of the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster. He also is a member of the Los Angeles County Water Appeals Board, the vice president of the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults, and a former chair of the South Pasadena Senior Commission.

Treviño retired from Metropolitan in 2014 as a principal public affairs representative within the education unit of the district’s external affairs group. Prior to that, Treviño was a Metropolitan government affairs representative.

A U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge in 1968, Treviño used the GI Bill to earn an associate’s degree from Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University at Los Angeles.

In addition, he received a teaching credential from UCLA, a master’s degree in school management and an administrative credential from San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University. He then worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher and administrator until his retirement in 2002.

Treviño and his wife, Carmen, reside in South Pasadena.

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

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January 05, 2017

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     

 UPPER SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MWD BOARD OF DIRECTORS REORGANIZES FOR 2017

 MONROVIA, CA – At the first board meeting of 2017, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) Board of Directors conducted its annual reorganization of officers. Director Ed Chavez was elected as President and Director Alfonso “Al” Contreras will serve as Vice President.  Director Anthony Fellow, Ph.D., was elected to serve as Secretary and Director Charles M. Treviño as Treasurer.

Referencing his colleagues and the year ahead, Director Chavez stated, “With five consecutive years of unprecedented drought, we face many challenges moving forward as we continue to provide a reliable, affordable, and sustainable water supply to the San Gabriel Valley.  It is going to require a strong and unified leadership.  I look forward to continue working with my fellow Directors as we tackle these issues.”

Upon his reelection, this past November, Director Chavez is serving his third term on the board and will also serve as the district’s representative to the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority (WQA).  Director Chavez, an educator, is a former Board Member of the Bassett Unified School District, Mayor and Councilmember of the City of La Puente, and three-term member of the California State Assembly representing the 57th District.  During his tenure with Upper District, Director Chavez previously served as the Board’s Secretary/Treasurer from 2009 to 2012 and Vice President in 2013 and 2014. Director Chavez represents Division 3 which includes all, or parts of, Avocado Heights, City of Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and South El Monte.

Newly elected to the board, Alfonso Contreras was officially sworn into the Board of Directors in December 2016 and will represent Division 4 of Upper District’s service area which includes all, or parts of, Azusa, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale, and West Covina. Director Contreras was first elected to the Board in 2002 and served two consecutive 4-year terms.  In addition to being elected Vice President, Director Contreras will serve as the alternate representative to WQA, chair of Upper District’s Administration & Finance Committee, and vice chair of the Water Policy Committee.

Dr. Fellow is currently serving his seventh term on Upper District’s Board of Directors and will serve as the Board Secretary and vice chair of the Government & Community Affairs Committee.  Dr. Fellow will also serve as Upper District’s representative to the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, San Gabriel River Discovery Center Authority, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and an alternate representative to the San Gabriel Valley Water Association.  Additionally, Dr. Fellow is serving his second year as an appointed member of the Association of California Water Agencies’ Federal Affairs Committee.  Dr. Fellow represents Division 1 which includes all, or parts of, Arcadia, Bradbury, El Monte, Monrovia, Rosemead, and Temple City.

Director Charles M. Treviño was recently reelected this past November to serve a third term on the board. In addition to being elected as Board Treasurer, Director Treviño was also elected to serve as the Upper District representative on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  He will continue serving on ACWA’s Joint Powers Insurance Authority, the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, the San Gabriel Valley Protective Association, and as chair of Upper District’s Water Policy Committee.  Director Treviño represents Division 2 which includes all, or parts of, Arcadia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, and Temple City.

Representing Division 5 which includes all, or parts of, Baldwin Park, Duarte, El Monte, and Irwindale, Director Urias is currently serving his second term on the board. He will continue as the board’s representative to the San Gabriel Valley Water Association, an alternate to the San Gabriel River Discovery Center Authority, and chair of Upper District’s Government & Community Affairs Committee.

Upper District’s mission is to provide a reliable, sustainable, diversified and affordable portfolio of high quality water supplies to the San Gabriel Valley; including water conservation, recycled water, storm water capture, storage, water transfers and imported water.  Upper District services nearly one million people in its 144 square mile service territory. Governed by a five member elected board of directors, Upper District is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Annually, more than 78 billion gallons of water is used in Upper District’s service area.  For more information about Upper District, please visit our website www.upperdistrict.org or call 626-443-2297.

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October 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WATERFEST 2016 TO HONOR THREE LEADERS AS POLICYMAKERS OF THE YEAR – Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Hosts Annual WaterFest

MONROVIA, CA – Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) is partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to host WaterFest 2016. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship.

Upper District will honor three policymakers who have made a significant impact on water-related policy and legislation. Senator Bob Huff, Senator Carol Liu and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich will receive the San Gabriel Valley Water Smart Award for their focus on water sustainability and support of water conservation projects.

“Honoring these elected officials is our way of thanking them for leadership and efforts in developing sound water policy for the San Gabriel Valley,” said Upper District Board President Bryan Urias. “WaterFest is the perfect community event and we can’t think of a better time to express our appreciation for these policymakers that have dedicated many years of service to their communities.”

Upper District is also honoring Miller Coors with the San Gabriel Valley Water Smart Business of the Year award. Based in Irwindale, the Miller Coors facility has made significant strides in implementing water conservation best practices, such as turf removal, that will significantly reduce their outdoor landscaping water usage.

Over 50 exhibitor booths focused on water sustainability and environmental stewardship will be set up to educate and entertain residents of all ages. There will be food trucks, raffle prizes, activities and giveaways. Waterfest will also have cheer competition for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s cheerleading teams. Over 500 cheerleaders will participate and each team will have one minute to perform a water conservation-themed cheer. The top three teams will receive a 2016 WaterFest trophy.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 10am – 2pm at Arcadia County Park, located at 405 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia.

Upper District’s mission is to provide a reliable, sustainable, diversified and affordable portfolio of high quality water supplies to the San Gabriel Valley; including water conservation, recycled water, storm water capture, storage, water transfers and imported water. Upper District services nearly one million people in its 144 square mile service territory. Governed by a five member elected board of directors, Upper District is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Annually, more than 78 billion gallons of water is used in Upper District’s service area. For more information about Upper District, please visit our website www.upperdistrict.org or call 626-443-2297.

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