The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin; all meetings are open to the public.

Voting

Each Director has one vote, and the Board requires a simple majority (six Directors) for routine business, a super majority (eight Directors) for approving the Groundwater Sustainability Plan, budgets, and member termination, and a super majority plus (eight Directors, including three of the Agricultural Directors) for imposing fees and or pumping limits.

To view Directors’ Terms of Office, click here.

To contact the Board, email board@svbgsa.org

Adam Secondo, Secondo Farms
Adam Secondo, Secondo Farms
Seat: Agriculture, Pressure
Bill Lipe, Rava Ranches
Bill Lipe, Rava Ranches
Seat: Agriculture, Upper Valley/Paso
Tom Adcock, Alco Water Service
Tom Adcock, Alco Water Service
Seat: CPUC Regulated Water Company
Colby Pereira, Costa Farms
Colby Pereira, Costa Farms
Seat: Agriculture, East Side/Langley
Janet Brennan, LandWatch
Janet Brennan, LandWatch
Seat: Environment
Lou Calcagno
Lou Calcagno
Seat: Public Member
Supervisor Luis Alejo, Monterey County
Supervisor Luis Alejo, Monterey County
Seat: Other GSA Eligible Entity
Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas
Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas
Seat: City of Salinas
City Manager Mike McHatten, City of Soledad
City Manager Mike McHatten, City of Soledad
Seat: South County Cities
Ron Stefani, Castroville CSD
Ron Stefani, Castroville CSD
Seat: Disadvantaged Community or Public Water System, including Mutual Water Companies serving residential customers
Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific/McIntyre Vineyards
Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific/McIntyre Vineyards
Seat: Agriculture, Forebay
Caroline Chapin Hodges, The Don Chapin Company
Caroline Chapin Hodges, The Don Chapin Company
Seat: Public Member