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INTRODUCTION

The composition of the board of the RMC is specified by California Public Resources Code, Section 32605. The following list contains pertinent portions of the appointment criteria from Section 32605, the board members, and their designees. Board members who are unable to attend a meeting can designate substitutes (designees) who may attend and vote in their place.
The board shall consist of 15 voting members and seven nonvoting members, as follows:

a) The 15 voting members of the board shall consist of all of the following:

  1. One member of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles
    • Hilda Solis
      • Designee: M. Janet Chin

  2. Two members of the board of directors of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
    • Margaret Clark, Mayor Pro Tem/City of Rosemead
    • Denis Bertone, Council Member/City of San Dimas

  3. Two members of the board of directors of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments
    • Ali Saleh, Council Member/City of Bell
    • Roberto Uranga, Council Member/City of Long Beach

  4. Two members of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities
    • Troy Edgar, Mayor Pro Tem/City of Los Alamitos
    • Sandra Massa-Lavitt, Mayor Seal Beach/Governor Appointment

  5. One member shall be a representative of the San Gabriel Valley Water Association
    • Judy Nelson, Council Member/City of Glendora

  6. One member shall be a representative of the Central Basin Water Association
    • Daniel Arrighi, Elected Vice-Chair

  7. One member shall be a resident of Los Angeles County appointed by the Governor
    • Frank Colonna, Elected Chair

  8. The Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency
    • John Laird
      • Bryan Cash, Designee

  9. The Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency
    • Matthew Rodriguez
      • Jonathan Bishop, Designee

  10. The Director of the State of California Department of Finances
    • Michael Cohen
      • Eraina Ortega, Designee
      • Karen Finn, Designee
      • Kari Krogseng, Designee

  11. One member shall be a resident of a city bordering the Lower Los Angeles River appointed by the Governor
    • Jorge Morales, City of South Gate

     12.  One member shall be a resident of a city bordering the San Gabriel River appointed by the Governor

    • Liz Reilly, City of Duarte

(b) The seven ex officio, nonvoting members shall consist of the following officers or an employee of each agency designated annually by that officer to represent the office or agency:

  1. The District Engineer of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
    • Colonel Kimberly M. Colloton, District Engineer, Los Angeles Region
      • Daniel Sulzer, Assistant Chief, Designee
      • Alexander Watt, Designee

  2. The Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region of the United States Forest Service
    • Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region
      • Jeffrey Vail, Forest Supervisor, Designee

  3. The Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
    • Gail Farber, Director
      • Designee: VACANT
      • Armond Ghazarian , Designee

  4. The Director of the Orange County Public Works Department
    • Shane Silsby, Director
      • Marilyn Thoms, Designee
      • Jennifer Shook, Designee
      • Amanda Carr, Designee

  5. A member of the San Gabriel River Watermaster
    • Stephen Johnson
      • Stan Chen, Designee

  6. The Director of the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation
    • Lisa Mangat, Acting Director
      • Sean Woods , Designee

  7. The Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Board
    • John Donnelly

(b) (2) (A) Two of the ex-officio, nonvoting members shall consist of the following:

  1. Member of the California State Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules
    • Senator Ricardo Lara
      • Nikita Koraddi, Designee

      2. Member of the California Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly

    • Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell
      • Allison Gallagher, Designee

 

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