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Special Districts Support Communities With Water Delivery and Other Vital Services

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Ajmani
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

May 19, 2022

Special Districts Support Communities With Water Delivery and Other Vital Services
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District remains dedicated to customers, service and stewardship

Beaumont, CA – From dependable water service and quality assurance to storm response and drought preparation, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District is proud to provide essential services to area residents as a special district. In honor of Special Districts Week, May 15-21, 2022, BCVWD is urging customers to engage with the community and local government.

Special districts play a fundamental role in ensuring the smooth operation of communities around the country. More than 2,000 special districts in California provide millions of people with clean drinking water, healthcare, transit, sanitation, fire protection, electricity, parks and recreation, road maintenance and other vital public services.

“The past few years have proven that even during emergencies such as wildfires, the COVID-19 pandemic, winter storm flooding and extreme drought, BCVWD is here for its customers,” said Vice President Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We not only continued to provide safe, reliable water, we took action to protect our community, customers and water supplies.”

Special districts are local government entities governed by residents through locally elected or appointed boards. These districts provide specialized services and public works projects such as airports, street lighting, and water treatment facilities.

BCVWD was formed in 1919 to provide irrigation water to local farmlands. Today, the District provides water via a public water system to a population of approximately 59,000.

Community members are encouraged to get involved with the District by attending Board meetings. The meetings are open to the public and take place the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., virtually or in person at 560 Magnolia Avenue in Beaumont. Agendas and meeting details are available online at bcvwd.org. “Our ability to successfully serve residents depends on community engagement, and we encourage our customers to make their voices heard and take part in the government process,” said Director Daniel Slawson, on behalf of the Board of Directors

Special Districts Week 2022 is on track to be adopted by the State Legislature with approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 180, which was sponsored by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA). For more information, visit bcvwd.org.

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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 59,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

District Receives International Distinction for Financial Practices that Benefit Customers

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

District Receives International Distinction for Financial Practices that Benefit Customers
BCVWD accepts prestigious award for fiscal transparency and accountability

Beaumont, CA — Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) earned the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting for its 2020 Annual Comprehensive Finance Report.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The District has received the highly respected certificate for four consecutive years based on its sound budgeting and reporting practices.

“This award is a testament to the dedication of staff in ensuring fiscal responsibility on behalf of customers, and signifies a noteworthy government and management accomplishment,” said Board President Lona Williams. “Securing this distinction supports the agency’s vision and values of transparency, integrity, and dedication to customers.”

The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was established to encourage governments to expand beyond basic accounting principles to provide comprehensive financial reports that embody open, honest communication.

“Receiving this honor once again spotlights our agency’s devotion to financial accountability and stewardship of public funds,” said Daniel Jaggers, General Manager.

The GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing guidance on best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve. Learn more about the GFOA at gfoa.org.

For more information on the District’s budgeting and financial reporting, go to bcvwd.org.

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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 59,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

Directors Consider New Voting Boundaries to Ensure Fair Customer Representation

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

March 23, 2022

Directors Consider New Voting Boundaries to Ensure Fair Customer Representation

Beaumont, CA The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors will hold its third and final public hearing on Thursday, March 24, 2022, to review and adopt voting divisions within the District. Redistricting takes place every 10 years, based on the latest U.S. Census, to confirm roughly equal populations among voting boundaries.

Residents in each division vote for the member who represents them on the Board. The community is encouraged to participate in the process by using the online mapping tool and viewing draft maps at bcvwd.org/redistricting. Customers can attend the public hearing or email redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org by March 24 to provide feedback.

BCVWD’s comprehensive redistricting process included creation of initial draft maps that were reviewed by the Board at a public hearing on Feb. 9, 2022. A set of revised maps, incorporating feedback from the Board and public comment, were presented at a second public hearing on March 9, 2022.

The Board will review and potentially adopt new voting boundaries at the public hearing on March 24, 2022, at 6 p.m. The public can attend the meeting in-person or via video or telephone conference, as outlined below:

In-person: BCVWD Headquarters, 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223

Via Zoom Conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318559070?pwd=SXIzMFZCMGh0YTFIL2tnUGlpU3h0UT09

By telephone, please dial: (669) 900-9128

Enter Meeting ID: 843 1855 9070

Enter Passcode: 113552 Redistricting ensures compliance with the Voting Rights Act. BCVWD hired an independent consultant to facilitate the process, which must be completed by April 17, 2022. The final map will be submitted to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters for use in the next election.

More information is available at bcvwd.org/redistricting.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

El distrito ayuda a los clientes que tienen dificultades para pagar las facturas de agua

Acuerdos alternativos, ayuda financiera disponible para evitar el corte del servicio

Para publicación inmediata
Contacto con los medios: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

15 de marzo de 2022

El distrito ayuda a los clientes que tienen dificultades para pagar las facturas de agua

Acuerdos alternativos, ayuda financiera disponible para evitar el corte del servicio

Beaumont, CA – Se recomienda a los clientes del Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) con cuentas vencidas que se comuniquen con el Distrito para establecer un plan de pago y obtener información sobre otros programas de asistencia que pueden estar disponibles para ellos.

“Entendemos lo difícil que puede ser mantenerse al día con las facturas, especialmente después de los impactos financieros de COVID-19”, dijo el director John Covington, en nombre de la Junta Directiva. “BCVWD se preocupa por sus clientes y está aquí para ayudar”.

Todos los clientes con un saldo vencido pueden consultar sobre un plan de pago, independientemente del nivel de ingresos. Los clientes con facturas vencidas deben comunicarse con Servicio al cliente al 951-845-9581 o info@bcvwd.org de inmediato para analizar las opciones.

Al comienzo de la pandemia en 2020, BCVWD, al igual que otras agencias de agua, suspendió los cortes de agua por falta de pago de acuerdo con una orden ejecutiva emitida por el gobernador Gavin Newsom. El estado puso fin a la moratoria el 31 de diciembre de 2021, y ahora se reanudan los cortes de agua por falta de pago de saldos vencidos en todo California.

BCVWD extendió la moratoria de corte de agua hasta febrero de 2022 y volvió a sus políticas habituales relacionadas con la falta de pago a partir del 1 de marzo de 2022. El Distrito ofrece acuerdos de pago alternativos adaptados a las necesidades de cada cliente, según el tipo de servicio y la cantidad promedio de agua utilizada.

La ayuda también está disponible a través de programas locales como United Lift, un programa de asistencia de alivio de alquiler y servicios públicos para el condado de Riverside. Para obtener más información sobre United Lift, visite unitedlift.org. Además de analizar los planes de pago, BCVWD está disponible para ayudar a los clientes a determinar los programas para los que podrían calificar.

“Nuestro objetivo es ayudar a las personas en tiempos difíciles y permitirles mantener el agua corriente. BCVWD no quiere cortar el suministro de agua a ninguno de nuestros clientes”, agregó Covington. “Recomendamos a todas las personas que tengan dificultades que se comuniquen con nosotros lo antes posible”.

de que una cuenta permanezca vencida, BCVWD notificará al cliente con al menos cinco días de anticipación antes de cortar el servicio. El proceso incluye dos avisos por escrito y un aviso por teléfono al menos 10 días antes de la desconexión, así como un último aviso por teléfono de tres a cinco días antes de cortar el servicio. Para obtener más información sobre las políticas de corte de agua de BCVWD, visite bcvwd.org/documents/sb-998.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District se formó en 1919 y está gobernado por una Junta Directiva de cinco miembros elegidos públicamente. BCVWD es un distrito especial independiente que brinda servicio de agua a 55,000 clientes en un área de servicio de 28 millas cuadradas.

District Helps Customers Struggling to Pay Water Bills

Alternative arrangements, financial help available to avoid service shutoff

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

March 15, 2022

District Helps Customers Struggling to Pay Water Bills

Alternative arrangements, financial help available to avoid service shutoff

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) customers with past due accounts are encouraged to contact the District to set up a payment plan and learn about other assistance programs that may be available to them.

“We understand how hard it can be to keep up with bills, especially after the financial impacts of COVID-19,” said Director John Covington, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “BCVWD cares about its customers and is here to help.”

All customers with an overdue balance can inquire about a payment plan, regardless of income level. Customers with past due bills should contact Customer Service at 951-845-9581 or info@bcvwd.org immediately to discuss options.

At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, BCVWD, like other water agencies, suspended water shutoffs due to nonpayment in accordance with an executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. The state ended the moratorium on December 31, 2021, and water shutoffs for nonpayment of past due balances are now resuming across California.

BCVWD extended the water shutoff moratorium through February 2022 and returned to its regular policies related to nonpayment as of March 1, 2022. The District offers alternative payment arrangements tailored to each customer’s needs, depending on service type and average amount of water used.

Help is also available through local programs such as United Lift, a rent and utility relief assistance program for Riverside County. To learn more about United Lift, visit unitedlift.org. In addition to discussing payment plans, BCVWD is available to help customers determine programs for which they could qualify.

“Our goal is to assist people through difficult times and allow them to keep their water running. BCVWD does not want to shut off water for any of our customers,” added Covington. “We urge anyone experiencing hardship to contact us as soon as possible.”

In the event an account remains overdue, BCVWD will notify the customer at least five days in advance before shutting off service. The process includes two written notices and one phone notice at least 10 days before disconnection, as well as a final phone notice three to five days before shutting off service. For more information on BCVWD’s water shut off policies, go to bcvwd.org/documents/sb-998.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

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Increased Workplace Safety Translates Into Savings for Customers

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

March 10, 2022

Increased Workplace Safety Translates Into Savings for Customers

Beaumont, CA Striving for a safe work environment and minimizing insurance claims are top priorities at Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD). The District was recently commended for its successful safety efforts with an award and risk control grant funding.

BCVWD received the President’s Special Recognition Award from the Association of California Water Agencies/Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA/JPIA) for low workers’ compensation and property insurance claims. The award demonstrates BCVWD’s effectiveness in maintaining a record of reduced insurance claims over a three-year period.

“Receiving this award illustrates our ongoing commitment to high workplace safety standards that protect the wellbeing of our team, as well as our dedication to safeguarding the District’s physical assets,” said General Manager Dan Jaggers. “The resulting lower insurance premiums saves the District money and supports fiscal stability, ultimately benefiting our customers.”

Further demonstrating its focus on safety, BCVWD applied for and was awarded a $10,000 JPIA Risk Control Program grant in 2021. The District’s communication upgrades stemmed from the Apple and El Dorado fires in 2020. Challenges experienced by BCVWD staff during the fires, including limitations on truck-to-truck radio communications, revealed the need for better cell phone equipment.

“Securing more reliable equipment ensures our team members can effectively communicate with each other and partner agency emergency services, allowing us to continue protecting the community and our facilities during high-risk situations like wildfires,” said James Bean, Director of Operations. The JPIA grant program promotes the implementation of best practices that will prevent or mitigate losses in the JPIA’s liability, property, and worker’s compensation programs. ACWA/JPIA is a partnership of water agencies that participate in a risk-sharing pool to meet the insurance needs of its members.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

Directors Ensure Fair Representation by Reviewing Voting Division Maps

Board will consider revised boundaries at March 9 public hearing

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

March 8, 2022

Directors Ensure Fair Representation by Reviewing Voting Division Maps
Board will consider revised boundaries at March 9 public hearing

Beaumont, CA The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors will review new drafts of division boundary maps at a second public hearing on March 9, 2022.

BCVWD, like other public agencies, is updating its maps based on population data from the latest U.S. Census results. The redistricting process maintains balance between the District’s voting divisions by ensuring each area has roughly the same number of people. Residents in each division vote for the member who represents them on the Board. BCVWD hired an independent consultant to facilitate the process.

“Redistricting provides an opportunity for customers to engage with the District and help guarantee equal representation,” said Director David Hoffman, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “By making sure we have balance across our divisions, the Board can continue to represent the public in a fair manner.”

The Board reviewed and provided feedback on a first set of draft maps at a public hearing on Feb. 9, 2022. The consultant will update the maps based on those comments and present revised versions at the March 9 meeting.

Customers can participate in the boundary-setting discussion by using the online mapping tool and reviewing the draft maps at bcvwd.org/redistricting. Comments can be submitted by emailing redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org. The deadline for public comment is March 24, 2022. Customers can also attend any or all of the upcoming public hearings, which begin at 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Map development discussion

Via Zoom conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318559070?pwd=SXIzMFZCMGh0YTFIL2tnUGlpU3h0UT09

By telephone, please dial: (669) 900-9128
Enter Meeting ID: 843 1855 9070
Enter Passcode: 113552

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 – Consideration and adoption of final map
    Meeting details to come

Redistricting occurs every 10 years, ensuring compliance with the Voting Rights Act. The process must be complete by April 17, 2022. The final map will be submitted to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters for use in the next election.

More information is available at bcvwd.org/redistricting.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223
www.bcvwd.org

El proyecto colaborativo de aguas pluviales impulsará los suministros locales de agua y reducirá las inundaciones

23 de febrero de 2022
Para Publicación Inmediata
Contacto: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

El proyecto colaborativo de aguas pluviales impulsará los suministros locales de agua y reducirá las inundaciones

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) y Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District están colaborando para capturar suficiente agua pluvial para abastecer hasta 900 familias al año, a la vez de minimizar las inundaciones en una parte de Cherry Valley.

Es más importante que nunca asegurar agua adicional para apoyar la sustentabilidad regional del agua a largo plazo y garantizar un suministro confiable para los clientes, ya que el estado experimenta una sequía severa y enfrenta condiciones climáticas inciertas debido al cambio climático.

El proyecto Beaumont MDP Line 16 construirá un desagüe pluvial subterráneo que recogerá la escorrentía y entregará hasta 500 acres-pie de agua al año a los estanques de recarga existentes de BCVWD, que alimentan la cuenca de agua subterránea de Beaumont. Sin este esfuerzo conjunto, las aguas pluviales continuarían fluyendo por Brookside Avenue, directamente hacia Marshall Creek, y se perderían río abajo.

“El área del proyecto a menudo sufre inundaciones incluso con pequeñas cantidades de lluvia”, dijo el vicepresidente Andy Ramirez, en nombre de la Junta Directiva. “Al trabajar juntos para administrar y recolectar aguas pluviales, podemos minimizar los impactos de las inundaciones en nuestra comunidad y aumentar estratégicamente nuestros recursos hídricos locales mientras promovemos un futuro hídrico sostenible”.

Los suministros de BCVWD provienen del Proyecto de Agua del Estado y del agua subterránea local. El distrito tiene la ventaja de una gran capacidad de almacenamiento en la cuenca de Beaumont, y estratégicamente busca oportunidades para agregar a ese banco de suministro subterráneo para prepararse para la escasez de agua.

“La planificación y la colaboración entre nuestras dos agencias enfatiza nuestra dedicación para proteger a los residentes de las inundaciones y garantizar la confiabilidad del agua para la región”, declaró Jason Uhley, Gerente General e Ingeniero Principal de Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. “Recientemente nos asociamos para evitar las inundaciones y el flujo de residuos de los incendios locales, y estamos ansiosos por tener la oportunidad de continuar trabajando juntos en este importante proyecto”.

Se estima que el proyecto de aguas pluviales, financiado por BCVWD, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District y fondos de subvenciones estatales, costará $7,558,650. La construcción comenzará en marzo de 2022 y se prevé que esté completa en junio de 2023. Para obtener más información sobre los esfuerzos de sostenibilidad del agua de BCVWD, visite bcvwd.org/document-category/urban-water-management-plan. Si tiene preguntas sobre el proyecto, llame a David García, Gerente de Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, al 951-955-1288.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District se formó en 1919 y está gobernado por una Junta de Directores de cinco miembros elegidos públicamente. BCVWD es un distrito especial independiente que brinda servicio de agua a 55,000 clientes en un área de servicio de 28 millas cuadradas.

Collaborative Stormwater Project Will Boost Local Water Supplies, Reduce Flooding

February 23, 2022
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Wade
(360) 481-0391
nisha@cvstrat.com

Collaborative Stormwater Project Will Boost Local Water Supplies, Reduce Flooding

Beaumont, CA Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) and Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District are collaborating to capture enough stormwater to supply up to 900 families a year, while minimizing flooding in a portion of Cherry Valley.

Securing additional water to support long-term regional water sustainability and ensure a dependable supply for customers is more important than ever, as the state experiences severe drought and faces uncertain weather conditions due to climate change.

The Beaumont MDP Line 16 project will construct an underground storm drain that collects runoff and delivers up to 500 acre-feet of water a year to BCVWD’s existing recharge ponds, which feed the Beaumont groundwater basin. Without this joint effort, stormwater would continue to flow along Brookside Avenue, directly into Marshall Creek, and be lost downstream.

“The project area often experiences flooding with even just small amounts of rain,” said Vice President Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “By working together to manage and collect stormwater, we can minimize the flood impacts to our community and strategically grow our local water resources while promoting a sustainable water future.”

BCVWD’s supplies come from the State Water Project and local groundwater. The District has the advantage of large storage capacity in the Beaumont Basin, and strategically seeks opportunities to add to that underground supply bank in preparation for water shortages.

“Planning and collaboration between our two agencies emphasizes our dedication to protecting residents from flooding and ensuring water reliability for the region,” said Jason Uhley, General Manager-Chief Engineer at Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. “We recently partnered to prevent flooding and debris flow from local burn scars, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to continue working together on this important project.”

The stormwater project, funded by BCVWD, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and state grant money, is estimated to cost $7,558,650. Construction will begin March 2022 and is anticipated to be complete by June 2023. For more information on BCVWD water sustainability efforts, go to bcvwd.org/document-category/urban-water-management-plan. For questions about the project, contact David Garcia, Construction Manager with the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, at 951-955-1288

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

El Distrito de Agua revisa los límites de votación para que exista una representación equitativa

La Junta Directiva considerará los mapas de divisiones propuestos en una audiencia pública el 9 de Febrero

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

3 de febrero de 2022

Contacto: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) está considerando establecer nuevos límites de divisiones para aplicar los resultados del último Censo de Estados Unidos y para mantener el equilibrio entre áreas delimitadas de votación.

El proceso, conocido como redemarcación, garantiza que cada división del área de servicio de la agencia tenga aproximadamente el mismo número de personas. A medida que la gente se desplaza y las comunidades crecen, las poblaciones cambian con el paso del tiempo. BCVWD contrató a un experto independiente para llevar a cabo el proceso integral.

“La redemarcación es una importante herramienta para ayudar a garantizar la equidad entre las divisiones de votación”, dijo el director John Covington, en nombre de la Junta Directiva. “La distribución justa y equitativa en las cinco divisiones de BCVWD es importante porque los residentes de cada área votan para determinar su representación en la Junta Directiva”.

Los clientes pueden participar en el proceso de redemarcación utilizando la herramienta de mapeo en línea en bcvwd.org/redistricting y enviando comentarios públicos a redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org. La fecha límite para enviar los comentarios públicos es el 24 de Marzo de 2022.

La comunidad también puede asistir a cualquiera o a todas las siguientes audiencias públicas, que comienzan a las 6:30 p.m.

  • Miércoles, 9 de Febrero de 2022: revisión de los borradores de mapas por parte de la junta

A través de una conferencia en Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318559070?pwd=SXIzMFZCMGh0YTFIL2tnUGlpU3h0UT09

Por teléfono, marque: (669) 900-9128

Número de identificación de la reunión: 843 1855 9070 Código de acceso: 113552

  • Miércoles, 9 de Marzo de 2022: análisis de los mapas elaborados
    Se brindarán los detalles de la reunión próximamente.

  • Jueves, 24 de Marzo de 2022: consideración y definición del mapa final

Se brindarán los detalles de la reunión próximamente.


Por ley, BCVWD tiene la obligación de completar el proceso de redemarcación antes del 17 de Abril de 2022. La redemarcación se realiza cada 10 años y garantiza el cumplimiento de la Ley de Derecho al Voto. Una vez aprobado, se presentará el nuevo mapa al Registro de Votantes del condado de Riverside.

Para obtener más información y respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes, visite bcvwd.org/redistricting.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District se formó en 1919 y está regido por una Junta Directiva de cinco miembros elegidos públicamente. BCVWD es un distrito especial independiente que proporciona servicio de agua a 55,000 clientes en un área de servicio de 28 millas cuadradas.

Water District Reviews Voting Boundaries for Equal Representation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2022

Contact: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Water District Reviews Voting Boundaries for Equal Representation
Board of Directors will consider proposed division maps at a Feb. 9 public hearing

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is considering new division boundaries to reflect the latest U.S. Census results and maintain balance across voting boundaries.

The process, called redistricting, guarantees each division in the District’s service area has roughly the same number of people. As people move and communities grow, populations shift over time. BCVWD hired an independent expert to complete
the comprehensive process.

“Redistricting is an important tool to help ensure equity across voting divisions,” said Director John Covington, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Fair and equal distribution across BCVWD’s five divisions matters because residents in each area
vote to determine representation on the Board of Directors.”

Customers can participate in the redistricting process by using the online mapping tool at https://bcvwd.org/redistricting and submitting public comment to redistrictinginfo@bcvwd.org. The deadline for public comment is March 24, 2022.

The community can also attend any or all of the following public hearings, which begin at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 – Board review of draft maps
Via Zoom conference
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318559070?pwd=SXIzMFZCMGh0YTFIL2tnUGlpU3h0UT09
By telephone, please dial: (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 843 1855 9070 Passcode: 113552

• Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Map development discussion – Meeting details to come
• Thursday, March 24, 2022 – Consideration and adoption of final map – Meeting details to come

BCVWD is required by law to complete the redistricting process by April 17, 2022. Redistricting occurs every 10 years and ensures compliance with the Voting Rights Act. Once approved, the new map will be submitted to the Riverside County registrar of Voters.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit https://bcvwd.org/redistricting.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Urban Water Management Plan outlines drought water reduction stages for the District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 14, 2021

Contact: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Urban Water Management Plan outlines drought water reduction stages for the District

10 percent drop in average long-term supply could trigger first conservation stage

Beaumont, CA With extreme drought conditions plaguing California, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) has taken steps to ensure a safe, reliable water supply for customers even during extended dry periods and emergencies.

BCVWD’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP), adopted by the Board of Directors at the August 26, 2021, regular meeting via Resolution 2021-14, outlines six stages of emergency measures in the event of a water shortage or sudden disruption to the water supply. The levels, which are designed to build upon each other, include water reductions as noted below and additional conservation measures. The first stage would be implemented in the event of up to a 10 percent reduction in normal long-term water supply availability and a forecast of lower imported water resources over two years.

  • Stage 1 – voluntary 10 percent reduction
  • Stage 2 – mandatory 10 percent reduction
  • Stage 3 – mandatory 20 percent reduction and limited landscape irrigation
  • Stage 4 – mandatory 25 percent reduction and further limited landscape irrigation
  • Stage 5 – mandatory 30 percent reduction and further limited landscape irrigation
  • Stage 6 – mandatory 30 percent reduction and zero landscape irrigation (unless recycled water)

“During the last drought, BCVWD customers did their part to conserve water,” said Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Minimizing outdoor water use and checking for leaks are easy ways you can do your part to conserve.”

In California, conservation is a way of life, and customers play a key role in saving water, especially in dry seasons. In July, Governor Gavin Newsom called for voluntary water use reductions of 15 percent. However, Californians have only reduced water use by 1.8% over the last few months.

The District continuously monitors state drought conditions, conducts an annual water supply and demand assessment, and has plans in place for water shortages or other catastrophic events.

The Board of Directors recently adopted an updated WSCP and Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), positioning the District to respond to drought or emergencies and ensuring a sustainable water future for the region.

BCVWD has the advantage of large water storage capacity in the Beaumont Basin and strategically purchases imported water in preparation for water shortage situations. The District currently has 39,750 acre-feet in storage.

The UWMP illustrates how the District will continue to focus efforts on meeting the area’s growing water demands over the next 25 years, including actions such as regional planning partnerships and growing its water portfolio through added storage capacity, groundwater banking and implementing various recycled water reuse activities with the City of Beaumont.

“Over the years, BCVWD has tactically invested in projects that expand and diversify our water resources and ensure reliability,” said Vice President Lona Williams, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Taking these steps and continuing to plan for the future is vital to ensuring a dependable supply for our customers and our region.”

Water districts statewide are required to update their UWMP and WSCP every five years. The Board adopted the updated plans at its August 26, 2021, meeting. The plans are under review by the California Department of Water Resources.

Learn more and read the plans at bcvwd.org/documents/urban-water-management-plan. For information on 2021 drought conditions, go to bcvwd.org/california-drought-conditions. Get conservation tips at bcvwd.org/water-conservation-tips.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) ha sido mencionado como uno de los mejores lugares del país para trabajar

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10 de septiembre de 2021

Contacto: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) ha sido mencionado como uno de los mejores lugares del país para trabajar

El Distrito recibe la distinción por su cultura en el lugar de trabajo, el alto nivel de confianza y su sólido liderazgo

Beaumont, CA: El Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) celebra su ansiada certificación como Great Place to Work 2021 basada en una encuesta a los empleados sobre la cultura y la experiencia en el lugar de trabajo.

De acuerdo con la encuesta realizada por Great Place to Work, los empleados dijeron que se les da mucha responsabilidad, se sienten orgullosos de lo que logran y consideran que la comunicación con la dirección es fluida y accesible. El BCVWD celebra con orgullo tener una cultura en el lugar de trabajo orientada a la comunidad, ya que muchos empleados también viven en el área de servicio del Distrito.

Este es el primer año que el BCVWD recibe la certificación ‘Great Place to Work’. La calificación de los empleados fue 20 puntos más alta que el promedio de las empresas estadounidenses, con casi el 80 % del personal que dice que es un gran lugar para trabajar. El logro es aún más preciado porque se produce después de un año particularmente difícil en el que se les solicitó a los empleados que reorientaran las operaciones y enfrentaran desafíos sin precedentes durante la pandemia del COVID-19.

“Nos esforzamos por hacer de BCVWD un ambiente en el que los empleados quieran venir a trabajar todos los días”, dijo el presidente Daniel Slawson, en nombre de la Junta Directiva. “Construir un equipo fuerte, feliz y resiliente es importante para nuestro ambiente interno de trabajo y es un beneficio para nuestros clientes. Tener empleados satisfechos significa tener un equipo dedicado, lo que se traduce directamente en un servicio de alta calidad”.

Más de 10,000 empresas de 60 países solicitan la certificación “Great Place to Work”, para obtener un reconocimiento que ayude a atraer y retener a los líderes y al personal de calidad, dijo Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vicepresidente de Reconocimiento Global de Great Place to Work.

“La certificación ‘Great Place to Work’ no se logra fácilmente, sino que requiere una dedicación permanente hacia la experiencia de los empleados”, dijo Lewis-Kulin. “Es el único reconocimiento oficial determinado por los informes en tiempo real de los empleados respecto a la cultura de su empresa. Obtener esta designación significa que el Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District es una de las mejores empresas para trabajar en el país”.

El BCVWD siempre busca personas excepcionales para unirse a su equipo. Aquellos interesados en hacer crecer su carrera en una organización que pone a sus empleados en primer lugar pueden visitar: governmentjobs.com/careers/bcvwd.

###El Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District se formó en 1919 y está regido por una Junta Directiva de cinco miembros elegidos públicamente. El BCVWD es un distrito especial independiente que proporciona servicio de agua a 55,000 clientes en un área de servicio de 28 millas cuadradas.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Awarded Great Place to Work

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September 10, 2021

Contact: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

BCVWD Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Country

District earns distinction for workplace culture, high level of trust and sound leadership

Beaumont, CABeaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is celebrating its highly coveted certification as a 2021 ‘Great Place to Work’ based on an employee survey about workplace culture and experience.

According to the survey by Great Place to Work, employees said they are given a lot of responsibility, feel a sense of pride in what they accomplish, and find management is approachable and easy to talk with. BCVWD proudly celebrates a community-oriented workplace culture, as many employees also live in the District’s service area.

This is the first year BCVWD has received ‘Great Place to Work’ certification. The employee rating was 20 points higher than the average U.S. company, with nearly 80% of staff saying it’s a great place to work. The accomplishment is even more coveted because it follows a particularly challenging year in which employees were asked to pivot operations and faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We strive to make BCVWD an environment where employees want to come to work every day,” said President Daniel Slawson on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Building a strong, happy and resilient team is important for our internal work environment and is a benefit to our customers. Satisfied employees mean a dedicated team, which translates directly into high quality service.”

More than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply for ‘Great Place to Work’ certification, earning recognition that helps attract and retain quality leadership and staff, said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work.

“‘Great Place to Work’ certification isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” Lewis-Kulin said. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”

BCVWD is always looking for exceptional people to join its team. Those interested in growing their career at an organization that puts its people first can visit: governmentjobs.com/careers/bcvwd.

###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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

COVID-19 financial help available through United Lift program

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June 14, 2021

Contact: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

COVID-19 financial help available through United Lift programBeaumont-Cherry Valley Water District urges renters to apply for rent and utility assistance

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is encouraging customers who were financially impacted by COVID-19 to apply for support from the United Lift Rental & Utility Assistance Program. The program is run by the County of Riverside, in collaboration with Inland SoCal United Way and Lift to Rise.

United Lift is designed to keep Riverside County families and residents in their homes. Approved applicants can receive one-time assistance to cover up to 12 months of unpaid rent, plus an additional three months of future rent. Financial help is also available for past-due utility bills.

“Many of our community members and customers are facing financial setbacks as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Secretary Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “BCVWD and the entire Board want our customers to know about the United Lift program, which provides relief to those who need it most, helping them get back on their feet after a challenging year.”

To qualify, the household must have a current lease agreement, earn at or below 80 percent of area median income (AMI), and demonstrate a loss of income due to COVID-19. For more information about AMI qualifications, visit https://www.unitedlift.org/faqs.

Assistance is being given without regard to immigration status. Landlords may also initiate applications on behalf of tenants.

Supported by federal funds, United Lift launched in the summer of 2020. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted in February 2021 to extend the program, approving $57.3 million in emergency rental and utility assistance funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Learn more and apply at https://www.unitedlift.org/applynow. For more information about BCVWD, visit bcvwd.org.

###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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

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Ayuda financiera debido a la COVID-19 disponible a través del programa United Lift

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14 de junio de 2021

Contacto: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Ayuda financiera debido a la COVID-19 disponible a través del programa United Lift

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District recomienda a los inquilinos solicitar asistencia para el alquiler y los servicios públicos

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) recomienda a los clientes que se vieron afectados financieramente por la COVID-19 que soliciten el apoyo del Programa de Asistencia para Alquiler y Servicios Públicos de United Lift. El programa está a cargo del Condado de Riverside, en colaboración con Inland SoCal United Way y Lift to Rise.

United Lift está diseñado para mantener a las familias y residentes del Condado de Riverside en sus hogares. Los solicitantes aprobados pueden recibir asistencia por única vez para cubrir hasta 12 meses de alquiler impago, más tres meses adicionales de alquiler futuro. También hay ayuda financiera disponible para facturas de servicios atrasados.

“Muchos de los miembros y clientes de nuestra comunidad están enfrentando dificultades financieras como consecuencia de la crisis de la COVID-19”, expresó el secretario Andy Ramirez, en nombre de la Junta Directiva. “BCVWD y toda la Junta quieren que nuestros clientes conozcan el programa United Lift, que brinda alivio a quienes más lo necesitan, ayudándolos a recuperarse después de un año desafiante”.

Para calificar, la vivienda debe tener un contrato de alquiler vigente, ganar el 80 por ciento o menos del ingreso medio del área (AMI) y demostrar una pérdida de ingresos debido a la COVID-19. Para obtener más información sobre los requisitos del AMI, visite https://www.unitedlift.org/faqs.

Se brinda asistencia sin importar el estado migratorio. Los propietarios también pueden iniciar solicitudes en nombre de los inquilinos.

Con el apoyo de fondos federales, United Lift se lanzó en el verano de 2020. La Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Riverside votó en febrero de 2021 para extender el programa, y aprobó $57.3 millones en fondos de asistencia de servicios públicos y alquiler de emergencia del Departamento del Tesoro de los EE. UU.

Obtenga más información y presente su solicitud en https://www.unitedlift.org/applynow. Para obtener más información sobre BCVWD, visite bcvwd.org.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District se formó en 1919 y está gobernado por una Junta Directiva de cinco miembros elegidos públicamente. BCVWD es un distrito especial independiente que brinda servicio de agua a 55,000 clientes en un área de servicio de 28 millas cuadradas.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Office Reopening to the Public

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April 15, 2021

Contact:  William Clayton, 951-845-9581 Ext. 221, William.clayton@bcvwd.org

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Office Reopening to the Public

COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place to protect customers and employees

Beaumont, CA – The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) administrative office located at 560 Magnolia Ave. in Beaumont will reopen to the public on a limited basis beginning Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

The lobby will be open and District employees will be available to receive customer payments, answer questions, and meet with developers and their representatives from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays.

Customers can make an appointment or visit the office during the hours specified. Customers will be admitted to the lobby three at a time.  Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.

Developer appointments can also be made ahead of time by calling (951) 845-9581 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

“At BCVWD, we are committed to keeping our employees and customers safe,” said President Daniel Slawson, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We are excited to reopen our office to the public, and we ask customers to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols we have put in place.”

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders, the District office closed to visitors in March 2020. BCVWD is committed to providing safe, reliable service and pivoted its operations to continue to meet customer needs while also ensuring the safety of its employees and the community.

As the state experiences a decline in COVID-19 cases and businesses begin to reopen, the Board of Directors determined it would be appropriate to reopen the BCVWD lobby in a safe manner. The District will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments as necessary.

To make an office appointment, call (951) 845-9581 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. To learn more about BCVWD, visit bcvwd.org.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.

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BCVWD Earns Accolades for Transparency and Accountability

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February 23, 2021

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, Director of Finance  and Administrative Svc. 951-845-9581, info@bcvwd.org

BCVWD Earns Accolades for Transparency and AccountabilityDistrict awarded highest recognition of fiscal responsibility for third year in a row

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is honored to receive two awards for financial distinction, including the highest honor for governmental fiscal responsibility. The awards demonstrate the District’s ongoing commitment to financial excellence and stewardship of public funds.

“These awards are a testament to our continued commitment to transparency, trust and financial best practices,” said BCVWD Board of Directors President Daniel Slawson. “At BCVWD, we are dedicated to ensuring our operations are open and accessible to the public.”

The awards received are:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Third Year Award

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

  • Operating Budget Excellence Award – First Year Award

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Operating and 2021 – 2025 Capital Improvement Budget

Attainment of both awards represents a significant accomplishment by BCVWD and its management.

“It is our responsibility to provide timely, relevant information to our customers,” said BCVWD General Manager Dan Jaggers. “Our emphasis on open, honest communication extends to all aspects of District business, whether it’s the annual budget or outreach on emergencies we experienced this year such as the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and potential flooding.”

The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. It was established to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.

CSMFO is a statewide association for finance professionals in California. The Operating Budget Excellence Award recognizes agencies whose budget documents reflect commitment to specific statewide criteria, and are comprehensive, transparent, and exhibit exceptional clarity and presentation effectiveness. The budget document must meet program criteria as a policy document, operations guide, financial plan and communications tool.

Learn more about CSMFO at csmfo.org and GFOA at gfoa.org. For more information about BCVWD, visit www.bcvwd.org.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Steps in to Support Apple Fire Battle No impact to customer water delivery amid fire

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August 1, 2020

Contact: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Steps in to Support Apple Fire Battle

No impact to customer water delivery amid fire

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is providing water from District recharge ponds to firefighting helicopters working to contain the Apple Fire.

The District’s bulldozer is also clearing land of combustible material such as trees, shrubs and grass, also known as cutting fire-break, to allow access for firefighting vehicles in the upper canyon.

“Thank you to the many firefighters, agencies and personnel that are working hard to protect our community and fight the Apple Fire,” said BCVWD Board of Directors President John Covington. “We are grateful to your dedication to protecting our residents, and we admire your tenacity and commitment to serving the public.”

The fire, which began Thursday, July 31, has burned 4,125 acres and is 0% contained as of Saturday afternoon, August 1. Evacuation orders are in effect for many area residents. For updates and information about the Apple Fire, including evacuation details, go to www.rvcfire.org or www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/31/apple-fire.

The fire has not caused any interruption to water service delivery in the area. In the event an outage does occur, BCVWD will provide outage information on its website at www.bcvwd.org.

“The safety of our customers is of utmost importance as we work together to battle the Apple Fire,” said BCVWD General Manager Dan Jaggers. “Our hearts go out to all those impacted, and we will continue to do our part to fight the fire and protect our community.”

For more information about BCVWD, visit www.bcvwd.org.

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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 55,000 customers in a 28 square mile service area.

Special Districts Week recognizes essential services and encourages citizen engagement

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May 22, 2020

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, Director of Finance and Administrative Services

951-845-9581, yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

 Special Districts Week recognizes essential services and encourages citizen engagement

Beaumont, CA — At its meeting on May 13, 2020, the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors adopted a resolution that acknowledges essential local services and encourages residents to be involved in their community and civically engaged with their local government.

The resolution observes the second annual Special Districts Week, May 17-23. More than 2,000 special districts in California provide millions of people with clean drinking water, sanitation, fire protection, healthcare, transit and other indispensable public functions.

“Today’s challenges with the coronavirus pandemic have shown residents that the work special districts do is vital to maintaining public health and safety and day-to-day activities,” said BCVWD Board President John Covington. “Civic engagement in these services plays a key role in sustaining a thriving community.”

Special districts are local government entities created, funded and overseen by a community’s residents to provide specialized services and public works projects such as water treatment facilities, street lighting and airports. Residents govern them through locally elected or appointed boards.

BCVWD was formed in 1919 to provide irrigation water to local farming lands. What began as a small, privately-owned company to support development in the District’s service area evolved into a public water system that now serves a population of approximately 58,000.

Special Districts Week is expected to be established by the State Legislature this year with bi-partisan approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 179. The approval has been delayed due to the impact of the COVID-19 on the legislative schedule. ACR 179 was sponsored by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).

For more information, visit bcvwd.org

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BCVWD Receives Accolade for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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March 31, 2020

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 951-845-9581, info@bcvwd.org

BCVWD Receives Accolade for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Dedication to transparency continues as community faces public health emergency

Beaumont, CA ­– For the second consecutive year, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) was awarded the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The acknowledgement comes amid the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a time when the District recognizes the importance of honest, timely communication more than ever.

“Transparency, fiscal responsibility and open communication are always a key part of our operations,” said General Manager Dan Jaggers. “Today, we recognize the added importance of updating our customers, and we are committed to continuing these efforts now and into the future.”  

BCVWD received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The District received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

“Keeping the public informed in a transparent manner is an integral part of BCVWD’s values, including with the District’s financial reporting,” said Secretary Lona Williams, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We are honored to receive this certificate that demonstrates our dedication to accountability.”

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was also presented to the BCVWD Finance Department, in recognition of their efforts to prepare the award-winning report.

The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program is intended to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum accounting requirements and prepare transparent, comprehensive annual financial reports. Recipients are chosen based on demonstrating a “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate the public to read it. Learn more about the program at www.gfoa.org.

###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 55,000 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Learn more at www.bcvwd.org.

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Federal government awards BCVWD $1.5 million for meter improvements

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March 12, 2020

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 951-845-9581, info@bcvwd.org

Federal government awards BCVWD $1.5 million for meter improvements

Beaumont, CA ­– Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) was awarded a $1.5 million WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant from the Bureau of Reclamation for its Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) project.

“Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District is honored to be chosen as a recipient for a WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant,” said General Manager Dan Jaggers. “Our entire community will benefit from metering upgrades, bringing the District increased efficiency and our customers real-time leak detection capability while saving water, electricity and reducing overall water cost to customers within our service area.”

The project will reduce BCVWD’s reliance on imported water and offset local groundwater pumping. The meters will allow automated reads and improve water conservation by increasing system-wide leak detection effectiveness. BCVWD expects an annual water savings of up to 900 acre-feet by recovering losses currently caused by inaccurate metering and system and on-site leaks. Switching to AMI meters will also increase efficiency, improve customer service, reduce costs and decrease fuel and carbon dioxide emissions.

“We are proud of the District’s efforts to secure funding to support this important project,” said Board President John Covington. “Upgrading our meter system will have significant positive impacts for both residents and the District, saving time, money and resources. We are excited to move forward in implementing these updates.”

The project to complete the upgrade of the more than 19,000 in-ground meters across the District’s service area will be completed in three phases. The total cost of the project is $5.7 million. BCVWD is working with the Bureau of Reclamation to develop a timeline for the project.

WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants aim to help organizations with water or power delivery authority leverage their resources on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the production of hydropower, mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict, and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.

Learn more about BCVWD at www.bcvwd.org. Learn more about the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants at www.usbr.gov/watersmart.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Celebration Event Recognizes 100 Years of Service, Quality and Stewardship

DATE: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
Board Room
560 Magnolia Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223
COST: Free
CONTACT: Nisha Wade, 360-481-0391, nisha@cvstrat.com

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) invites the community to celebrate the District’s 100th year at a Centennial Celebration event Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the BCVWD Board Room, located at 560 Magnolia Ave.

“One hundred years marks a major milestone for the District,” said BCVWD Board of Directors President John Covington. “At BCVWD, we value directly engaging with our customers. This event gives us the chance to connect face-to-face with the community we serve, an occasion we always appreciate.”

The event will feature refreshments and the opportunity to interact with BCVWD staff and Board members. The regular BCVWD Board meeting will follow the Centennial Celebration.

For more information, visit https://bcvwd.org

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Commemorates Special Districts Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 12, 2019

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez
Director of Finance and Administrative Services
951-845-9581
Yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

Beaumont, CA — At its meeting on September 26, 2019, the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District will commemorate Special Districts Week to encourage residents of the City of Beaumont and community of Cherry Valley to be involved in their community and be civically engaged with their local government.

Special Districts Week, September 22-28, was established by the State Legislature earlier this year with bi-partisan approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 89.

ACR 89 was sponsored by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA), which is a statewide association representing more than 1,000 special districts and affiliate organizations throughout the state. Special districts are local government entities created by a community’s residents, funded by those residents, and overseen by those residents, to provide specialized services and infrastructure.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 to provide irrigation water to the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Communities farming lands. The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District began as a small privately-owned company to support development in the District’s service area, then evolved into a public water system that now serves a population of approximately 58,000.

“Special districts are formed by residents to provide essential services that they want and need at the local level. They provide an opportunity to have local control while enhancing services that make communities thrive and survive.” said CSDA’s CEO Neil McCormick. He continued, “We appreciate the Legislature’s support in raising awareness and increasing understanding about the special districts that serve our State’s communities.” Board Member and Secretary Andy Ramirez said he will introduce a formal resolution to commemorate the designated week. “It is important for our constituents to understand the function of local government and their ownership of this agency,” he said.

Weekend of family fun planned at annual Beaumont Fishing Derby

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
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April 4, 2019

Weekend of family fun planned at annual Beaumont Fishing Derby

Children and adults will fish to win prizes this weekend, April 6-7, at the annual Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Fishing Derby.

The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District will open its recharge ponds to the public for the event. Competitive fishing will take place Saturday, with open fishing available Sunday. Participants need to bring their own pole and powerbait. No fishing license is needed.

Attendees can also stop by the water district’s booth for more fun, including activities for young children and giveaways. The event provides a great photo opportunity.

WHAT:           

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Fishing Derby

WHEN:

Saturday, April 6
Check-in, 7 a.m.
Kids Derby (ages 3-14), 8 – 11 a.m.
Adult Derby, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 7
Open Fishing, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:          

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Recharge Ponds –
39451 Cherry Valley Blvd. Cherry Valley, CA

COST:             

$10 Saturday, $5 Sunday

Pre-registration is available at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District, located at 390 W. Oak Valley Pkwy (in the Noble Creek Community Center). Call 951-845-9555 or visit www.bcvparks.com for more information.

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, Secretary. 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. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. 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.

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BCVWD Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from GFOA

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez, (951) 845-9581 x 224 ꞏ yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

December 18, 2018

BCVWD Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from GFOA

BEAUMONT, CA – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Beaumont Cherry Valley Water District by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards for the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners.  It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.  The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.

 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, Secretary. 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. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. 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.

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Longtime Resident Lona Williams appointed to the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez (951) 845-9581 x 224 · yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

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, Secretary. 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. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. 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.

 

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Beaumont Collaborative Agencies Committee Changes Administration

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez, (951) 845-9581 x 224 ꞏ yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

June 28, 2018

Beaumont Collaborative Agencies Committee Changes Administration

BEAUMONT, CA – For the past two years, the Collaborative Agencies Committee of Beaumont has been administered by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, which has hosted meetings and provided staff support such as meeting preparation and note-taking. This responsibility shifts every two years, and will now be provided by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District.

The regular meetings of the Committee are held the first Wednesday of every other month, however the July meeting has been canceled due to the Independence Day holiday.  The Collaborative Agencies Committee will next meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District office, 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont.

The Committee is comprised of representatives from local agencies who meet to inform, update and collaborate on local public projects and activities to most efficiently and cooperatively serve the public. Participating on a regular basis in addition to the BCVRPD and BCVWD are the City of Beaumont, Police Department, Beaumont Unified School District, Beaumont Library District, Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, County of Riverside, San Jacinto College, and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.

Since its first meetings in 2010, the Committee has successfully added value and facilitated cooperation between agencies in projects such as the maintenance of Bogart Park and the bridges over the wash at Beaumont High School to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. By serving as a communication venue and open discussion forum, the committee is a valuable tool to local agencies in the efficient delivery of public services.

 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: Claudeen Diaz. Director Diaz was appointed to the Board in April 2017 and serves as Secretary of the Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water industry and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. 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.

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Changes to Start Time of Regular Board Meetings

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez, (951) 845-9581 x 224 ꞏ yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

June 14, 2018

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Changes Start Time of it’s Regular Meetings

BEAUMONT, CA – The Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District voted to start its regular meetings earlier in the evening in order to alleviate the frequency of late evening meetings. The regular meetings will now begin at 6 p.m.

The Board also voted to add one regular monthly meeting to its docket to assure adequate time to study and discuss the increased amount of business on the District’s agenda. Meetings will now be held twice per month, at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday, and on the fourth Thursday of every month.
The Thursday meetings are generally designated as an Engineering Workshop.

President John Covington said, “This will reduce the number of times the Board has adjourned late in the evening, and allows for more adequate time to address the increasing amount of business before the Board.”

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:

 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: Claudeen Diaz. Director Diaz was appointed to the Board in April 2017 and serves as Secretary of the Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water industry and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. 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.

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Slashes Cost of Water Line Replacement

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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CONTACT: Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, (951) 845-9581 ꞏ info@bcvwd.org

June 12, 2018

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Slashes Cost of Water Line Replacement

At the Regular Meeting of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Board of Directors, Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee David Hoffman reported that the District saved its ratepayers a total of approximately $368,000 in conjunction with the 8th Street water line replacements and paving project, a joint project with the City of Beaumont.

The District Board of Directors and Staff have made concerted efforts to work more closely with County and City departments when considering infrastructure improvements. Gone are the days when residents might see their freshly-paved streets torn up just weeks later due to pipeline work. Now, District and City staff meet to discuss upcoming projects and how best to minimize impact on residents and maximize value of ongoing public improvement projects that are coordinated to ensure maximum value for funds expended.

City of Beaumont Staff identified a 2018 paving project for 8th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Xenia Avenue. BCVWD and the City coordinated that project to include replacement of water service lines located under 8th Street which needed replacement due to age and leaks. Initially, the District coordinated a joint venture project with the City to replace the affected water services, however, the City’s Bid Schedule for the water line replacement portion of the project was $520,000.

District Staff analyzed the contractor bids received by the City, and with support from the Board of Directors identified an alternative approach consisting of a hybrid construction methodology using contracted as well as in-house labor and materials for a significant portion of the work that was completed for $152,000, for a net savings of approximately $368,000 to the rate payers of the District.

District personnel, with full support of the Board of Directors, worked side-by-side with the final selected contractor to complete the project at a reasonable cost to the ratepayers and the partnership resulted in tremendous savings of approximately $368,000 to the community.

 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: Claudeen Diaz. Director Diaz was appointed to the Board in April 2017 and serves as Secretary of the Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water industry and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. 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.

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