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MONROVIA, CA – The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) marked history yesterday with the swearing-in of Directors Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., and Jennifer Santana.  Director Fellow will become the longest serving board member in Upper District history, serving 27 years since first elected in 1991. Upon her election, Director Santana, is the first female director to serve on the Board of Directors.

In celebration of the occasion, local elected officials, legislative representatives, and water community members were among the guests who attended this momentous ceremony. Representatives on behalf of State Senator Susan Rubio, Assemblymember Ed Chau, Assemblymember Blanca Rubio and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis presented certificates of recognition, as well as Mayor Andre Quintero of the City of El Monte and Mayor Pro Tem April Verlato of the City of Arcadia.

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MONROVIA, CA –Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., who currently serves as the Director of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District), Division 1, was recently declared the winner by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The uncontested seat for Division 1 will allow incumbent Fellow to serve his 8th consecutive term and make him the longest serving board member in Upper District’s history.  First elected to the Board in 1990, Fellow has served 27 years and has an extensive knowledge on local, state and federal water policy issues. He represents Division 1 which includes the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Temple City and parts of Azusa and El Monte.

Throughout his tenure, Fellow has been a tenacious proponent for drought-proof projects and a more sustainable Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin. He has explored and introduced new avenues to secure reliable water supplies in the region, encouraged groundwater storage and recycled water projects, and has encouraged ambitious conservation programs.

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Gloria D. Gray, a Los Angeles County water official with extensive experience in state, regional and local water issues, was today elected chairwoman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Gray, who has represented West Basin Municipal Water District on the 38-member Metropolitan board since April 2009, will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. She is the first African American to lead the board and only the second woman to do so in the district’s 90-year history. She succeeds outgoing Chairman Randy Record, who has led the board since May 2014.

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MONROVIA, CA – The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is planning a day of water conservation fun for families of the San Gabriel Valley.  Waterfest 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Arcadia County Park, located at 405 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia.

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MONROVIA, CA – On June 19, 2018, the Board of Directors for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) honored 20 San Gabriel Valley students who submitted award-winning entries to Upper District’s annual “Water is Life” art contest.

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MONROVIA, CA – Royall K. Brown, former Board Member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away. Director Brown served on the Upper District Board for four years from 1988 to 1992, representing Division 3, which now includes Avocado Heights, Bassett, City of Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, North Whittier, Spy Glass Hill, Valinda and West Covina.

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April 10, 2018
METROPOLITAN BOARD APPROVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR FULL-SCALE, TWO-TUNNEL CALIFORNIA WATERFIX

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted today to provide the additional financing necessary to allow for the construction of the full California WaterFix project.
The board authorized $10.8 billion for the project to modernize the state’s aging water delivery system, making Metropolitan the primary investor in the project and more than doubling the agency’s initially planned investment to ensure the project is completed as originally proposed and studied.

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Upper District Announces Thomas Love As New General Manager

MONROVIA, CA – The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Thomas Love as the General Manager. Mr. Love brings considerable expertise to Upper District with over thirty years of experience in public agency management, engineering, and operations in both the water and wastewater industries.

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UPPER SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MWD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
APPOINT PRESIDENT TO A SECOND TERM

MONROVIA, CA – At the first board meeting of 2018, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) Board of Directors conducted its annual selection of officers. Director Ed Chavez was appointed to a second year as president by unanimous vote.
“It is an honor to represent the community as the Upper District board president,” Chavez said. “Together, with my fellow board members, we will continue to fulfill our commitment of ensuring reliable water supplies for the future and sustainability of the Main San Gabriel Basin.”

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Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Marvin Cichy Passes Away

MONROVIA, CA – Marvin J. Cichy, former Board member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away. Director Cichy served on the Upper District Board for twelve years, from 1990 through December 2002, representing Division 5 which included the cities of Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa, Monrovia, Baldwin Park, a portion of El Monte and Temple City.

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