Board of Directors

Three Valleys' Service Area and Elected Officials' Divisions
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Members of the Board of Directors are each elected every four years, with elections every two years.  Each Director represents a Division within the Three Valleys' service area.
 
Current terms of office,brief biographies and emails for each of the Directors are provided below.
Election Procedures & Policies
Three Valleys Municipal Water District is a public agency and abides by the laws and policies set forth by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters.  To visit their site click on the link below:
Carlos Goytia, Division I
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DIRECTOR -- Represents Division I —was elected by the residents of Pomona’s City Council Districts 2, 3, and 5 in November 2010. He was reappointed to his second term in November of 2014. 

Director Goytia is a life-long resident of the City of Pomona. He is a proud father of 5 lovely children and grandfather to 5 delightful grandchildren.

Director Goytia’s vision and passion in directing and guiding the youth of Pomona are revealed through his involvement with Pomona’s sports programs, where he is currently the President of Pony United Youth Baseball League and Vice President of Fist of Gold Youth Center.

It is noteworthy that Director Goytia has reinstated three youth athletic programs, all non-profit organizations, that had been absent for over three decades (Pomona Pop Warner Football & Cheer, Pomona Pony Youth Baseball & Softball League, Pony West/Pony United Youth Baseball League).

In addition to being Director, he provides a conscientious voice through his various appointments on Boards and Committees throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. As a local Water Representative, he brings awareness and educates the public on the important issue of Water Conservation. Here, he also collaborates with fellow water representatives in establishing water reliability and sustainability throughout the region. As the Parks Commissioner of District 2, he continues to reveal his loyalty to both the beautification of the city and the lives of those dwelling within it. Within this role, he has not only spear-headed a major revitalization of Kennedy Park, but has coordinated several community events at many parks.

As a product of the Pomona Unified School District (grades K-12), Director Goytia has reciprocated to the city through his role as a Senior Groundsman (Athletic Facilities) for Pomona Unified School District, since 2001. His dedication to the amelioration of the city and the development of student athletes is continually evidenced through his work ethics.

Mr. Carlos Goytia is an accomplished man who tenaciously and humbly works towards the enrichment and improvement of the city and the lives of the individuals in the very land he was cultivated in, that is, the city of Pomona.

Appointments and Accomplishments of Director Carlos Goytia

  • A father of 5 children/5 grandchildren
  • Three Valleys Municipal Water District - Director/Division 1, South Pomona, Phillips Ranch, Westmont (Nov. 2010-Present)
  • Appointed alternate, Six Basins Water Master Committee (2010-2014)
  • Appointed Water Representative – San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (Presently Serving)
  • Parks Commissioner District 2 – City of Pomona (Nov. 2007-Present)
  • Appointed for District 2 - Charter Commission (Presently Serving)
  • Senior Groundsman/Athletic Fields – Pomona Unified School District (Sept. 2001-Present)
  • CSEA Negotiating Committee (2006 and 2014)
  • Executive Vice President – Pomona Southwest Little League Baseball (Oct. 2009-Jun. 2010)
  • Visionary and 1st President – Pony United Youth Baseball League/West Pomona (May 2013-Present)
  • Visionary and 1st President – Pomona Pony Youth Baseball and Softball League (Oct. 2009-May 2010)
  • Visionary and 1st President – Pomona Pop Warner Football and Cheer/ Little Scholars (Jan. 2008-Jan. 201)
  • Board Member/League Advisor - Pomona United Youth Soccer League (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013)
  • President (Interim) Vice President – Fist of Gold Youth Center/Boxing Club (Dec. 2013-Present)
  • Co-Event Organizer - Downtown Showdown Youth Boxing (2013-2014)
  • Active Member – California School Employees Association/Chapter 14 (2001-Present)
  • Revitalization and baseball field re-establishment – Lead Project Coordinator-Community Helping Hands Project Committee Kennedy Park (2013-2014)
  • Event Organizer – 1st Annual El Grito de Pomona Community Event for District 1 (2013)
  • Event Organizer – 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt-Kennedy Park Committee (2013)
  • Project Coordinator – Kennedy Park Mural Memorial to commemorate the 50 year Anniversary of JFK’s Passing (2013-2014)
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer – Housing build w/Councilman Rodriguez District 2 (2007)
  • Lead Commissioner and Committee Member – Establish Native American Pow Wow Event at the Newly named “Tony Cerda Park” District 2
  • Pomona Beautification Project Volunteer/District 2
  • Toys for Tots Community Christmas Toy drive and Giveaway w/ LACFD -Councilmember Rodriguez (Citywide)
  • Member – Pomona Youth Sports Council (2009-Present)
  • Member – Pomona Valley Democratic Club (2011-Present)
  • Member – Pomona Chamber of Commerce (2009-Present)
  • Member – San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber (2010-Present)
  • Member – San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (2010-Present)
  • Member – Southern California Water Utilities Association (2010-Present)
  • Member – San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network (2010-Present)
  • Special District and Local Governance Institute – Leadership/Management in Governance/Admin. And Finance Recipient (2010-Present)
  • Member – Sports Turf Managers Association (2001-2008)
  • Community Activist
  • Youth Sports Advocate
  • Varsity/JV Assistant Football Coach. Ganesha High School (2007-2008)
  • Little League and Pony Baseball/Softball Coach (2009-2014)
  • Principal for a Day Program Participant/PUSD PCC (2011-2013)
  • Read Across America/Reader (2010-2013)
  • Muralist/Artist – Motion Picture Credits /Movie "White men can't Jump" (1991)

As a youth I Proudly participated and played in Various Youth Sports Programs

  • Pomona Valley YMCA Youth Basketball (1975-1976)
  • Minor/Major Div. – Pomona Northwest Little League (1976-1982)
  • Senior Division – Pomona Southwest Little League (1983)
  • Bronco Division – Walnut Valley Pony League (1984)
  • Mitey Mite/Midget Divisions 5 yr. – Diamond Bar Pop Warner Football (1978-1982)
  • 2 yr. Cadet / Palomares Jr High – Pomona Jr Police Academy (1983-1984)
  • Cub Scouts of America /Pomona Pack (1976-1977)
  • Cultural Exchange Program – Earth Crew 2000/ Muralist Los Angeles/Mexico D.F (1990-1991)
  • Manager/Player Young Guns – Walnut Valley Men's Softball League

Humbly serving the Region and the Good people of Pomona

 
Please contact Carlos Goytia at cgoytia70@aol.com with any questions.
 
To see Director Goytia's Ethics Training Certificate, click on the PDF below. (Updated 03/14/2016)
Board Service since 2011 -- Current Term:  November 2014 - December 2018
 
Updated 11/24/2014
 
The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content.
David De Jesus, Division II
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VICE PRESIDENT - Represents Division II elected by the voters of Walnut, portions of Covina, West Covina, including Woodside Village, Charter Oak and San Dimas.

Director De Jesus is a member and past president of the San Gabriel Valley Water Association and chair of the San Gabriel River Water Committee. He was appointed in 1999 to represent water industry interests as a member of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. He served for two years as president of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District Board and has represented Three Valleys on the Chino Basin Watermaster Board. De Jesus is the President/GM of Covina Irrigating Company, a private, non-profit mutual water company established in 1882.

In 2002, Director De Jesus was appointed as the Three Valleys' representative to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Board of Directors, and is the current Vice Chair of the MWD Board of Directors. Director De Jesus' current MWD Committee assignments include:

Chair: Water Planning & Stewardship; Member Special Committee on Bay-Delta; Finance & Insurance Committee; and Engineering & Operations Committee.

For additional information on Director De Jesus' MWD service, see link below:

www.mwdh2o.com/mwdh2o/pages/board/board/dejesus01.htm

De Jesus serves on the Vocational Education Water Advisory Board at Citrus College, where he has taught as an adjunct professor in water resources and water distribution system design. A New York City native, De Jesus earned a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in organizational management from Azusa Pacific University. He also holds associate's degrees in water treatment technology and criminal justice.
 
Active in community affairs, De Jesus has received Meritorious and Recognito Ad Valorem awards for his volunteer efforts by the County of Los Angeles.
 
To contact Director De Jesus email him at tvmwddiv2rep@gmail.com
 
To see Director De Jesus' Ethics Certificate, click on the PDF below. (Updated 03/14/2016)
 
Board Service since 1997 -  Current Term: December 2016 - December 2020
 
Updated 01/04/2017
 
The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content.
 
Brian Bowcock, Division III
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SECRETARY -- Represents Division III -- elected by the voters of Claremont and La Verne.

Brian Bowcock represents the cities of Claremont and La Verne and has been a resident of La Verne since 1978. Director Bowcock retired following a 47-year career in the municipal utility business, working for the City of Ontario, Monte Vista Water District (Montclair) and retiring as the Director of Public Works for the City of La Verne after twenty-two years of service. He currently serves as Controller and was also a past President of the Southern California Water Utilities Association (53 years) Director Bowcock's service in the water utility industry includes having served as President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Inland County Water Utility Association (1973), as President of Six Basins Watermaster and as a Board Member of the California Urban Water Conservation Council, and a Trustee to the University of Southern California's Backflow Foundation.

Mr. Bowcock is a member of the following organizations: American Water Works Association (53) years, "Life Member"), Association of California Water Agencies (38 years), Rural Water Association (12 years), He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Citrus College Foundation since 2008, currently serving as President (2 years). “I’m proud of the 56 years of working in/with/and for the water industry.”

Mr. Bowcock received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2009 from AWWA.

His son has followed in his footsteps and started a firm in Claremont, Integrated Resources Management, which deals with water and environmental issues. Mr. Bowcock is married and has 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

You can contact Director Bowcock at brianbowcock@verizon.net
 
Board Service since 2003 - Current Term: November 2014 - December 2018

To see Director Bowcock''s Ethics Certificate, click on PDF below. (Updated 03/14/2016)

Updated 01/27/2016
The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content.
Bob Kuhn, Division IV
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PRESIDENT -- Represents Division IV -- elected by the voters of Glendora and San Dimas.

Bob is in his fifth term on the TVMWD Board of Directors and continues to serve as its president, a position he has held for the past fifteen years. He has been a resident of Glendora for over 50 years and served four years as a Planning Commissioner and eight years on the Glendora City Council, most notably as Mayor in 1990-91 and 1992-94. He also has served the community as a Rotarian, Mason, and member of the Glendora Chamber of Commerce for over 40 years.

 

During his time on the Glendora City Council, he was a delegate to the League of California Cities, San Gabriel Valley Association of Cities, Los Angeles County Sanitation District and a board member of SCAG. Bob is the past president of Foothill Transit, and The Independent Cities Risk Management Authority, and also served on the San Gabriel Valley Planning Committee, and as an alternate on the Los Angeles County LAFCO Board. Bob currently serves as the Vice Chair of San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, and Secretary/Treasurer of Chino Basin Watermaster.

 

Bob is semi-retired from his Glendora based insurance agency which he has operated for greater than 45 years.

 

To contact Director Kuhn, email him at bgkuhn@aol.com

 

To see Director Kuhn's Ethics Certificate, click on PDF below. (Updated 03/14/2016)

 

Board Service since: 1997 - Current Term: December 2016 - December 2020

 

The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content.
 
Updated 01/31/2017 
Joseph T. Ruzicka, Division V
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TREASURER -- Represents Division V -- elected by the voters of Diamond Bar and City of Industry.

Joe Ruzicka, a forty two year Diamond Bar resident and retired Regional Manager for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, with operational and administrative responsibilities for all of Southern California, brings many years of public service experience to the Three Valleys MWD Board.
 
Mr. Ruzicka has served on the various committees that led to the eventual incorporation of the City of Diamond Bar, where immediately after the incorporation, he was appointed from 1989 to 1996 as an inaugural member of the Diamond Bar Parks & Recreation Commission and was instrumental in instituting several new programs that accommodated the needs of Youth Sports Organizations and also helped to initiate the popular “Concerts in the Parks” series. He was then appointed to the Planning Commission from 1997 to 2003. He also served as President of the local Little League which had 1200 kids playing baseball. He is past President of the Walnut Valley Rotary Club and a past Board Member of the Diamond Bar Improvement Association. He is an eight year U.S. Marine Corps veteran in both active and reserve duty (1954 to 1962), and for nine years served as Executive Director of the San Gabriel Valley Mediation Center.
 
To contact Director Ruzicka, email him at jtr987@aol.com
 
To see Director Ruzicka's Ethics Certificate, click on PDF below. (Updated 03/14/2016)
 
Board Service since 2003 - Current Term: November 2014 - December 2018
 
Updated 01/27/2016
 
The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content
John Mendoza, Division VI
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DIRECTOR -- Represents Division VI -- elected into office by the voters of North Pomona during the general election held November 8, 2016.

You can contact Director Mendoza at jmendoza@tvmwd.com with any questions.

Current Term: December 2016 - December 2020

Updated:  JM 12.7.16

The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content.
Dan Horan, Division VII
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DIRECTOR -- Represents Division VII -- elected by the voters of Rowland Heights, La Puente, City of Industry, and Hacienda Heights

Director Horan has 14 years of Water Board experience including 6 years with Rowland Water District. He is a 21 year resident of West Covina, is self employed and a Marine Corps veteran. Mr. Horan is a founding stakeholder with the Whittier Narrows Discovery Center, serves as ACWA Region 8 Delegate, representing the District on Statewide water issues, alternate Board Member on the San Gabriel Valley Water Quality Authority. He is also an active member of the Southern California Water Committee Water Quality Task Force (5 years), and holds an Alternate District Representative seat on the Main San Gabriel Valley Watermaster. Mr. Horan is the District Representative on the Pomona-Walnut-Rowland Water Line coordinating with the Commissioners from all three retail agencies, and a Board Member of the adjudicated subterranean water storage basin known as Six Basins. Dan Horan serves on the Regional Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Three Valleys Project and Planning Committee and was instrumental in gaining funding for a 10,000 acre foot reclaimed water supply in the City of Industry. This supply may directly replace drinking water currently being used for landscape maintenance.
In addition to his duties as a Director of Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Mr. Horan testified before the California Energy Commission in 2007 regarding availability to provide adequate cooling water for a 500-Mega-Watt Emergency Peak Demand Power Plant located in the City of Industry. The project was certified February 27, 2008 and is awaiting completion.
Director Horan is a Professional Member in the following organizations: Southern California Water Utilities Association, San Gabriel Valley Water Association, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and Walnut Valley Rotary Club.
Mr. Horan is married and has 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
You can contact Director Horan at double.ii@verizon.net
To see Director Horan's Ethics Certificate, click on PDF below.  (Updated 03/14/2016)
Board Service since 2003 - Current Term: December 2016 - December 2020
Updated 01/04/2017
The information provided herein has been provided by the individual board members of Three Valleys MWD. The District makes no representation concerning the accuracy of content.