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OCT. 3, 2018
Longtime Resident Lona Williams appointed to the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
BEAUMONT, CA – At a special meeting on October 3, 2018, the Board appointed Ms. Lona Williams to serve the remainder of the vacant Division 2 term, until her appointment in lieu of election. Ms. Williams ran unopposed for the term on the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District left vacant by the resignation of Division 2 Director Claudeen Diaz. Her term will end in December, 2020.
Ms. Williams is a longtime Beaumont resident who has worked locally in Banning and Loma Linda for more than 17 years. Earlier in 2018, she completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Redlands, earning a 3.2 GPA and honors in leadership.
The experience of Ms. Williams in local government – at the City of Banning, and the Banning Unified School District – provides her an excellent foundation for service on the Board of Directors.
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28-square mile service area. Board members are:
Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Vice President. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.
Division 2: Lona Williams was appointed to the Board in 2018. She is a 23-year resident of the City of Beaumont, and has worked in local government and health care for more than 17 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2018.
Division 3: Daniel Slawson, Secretary. Director Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.
Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.
Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.