Board of Directors

photo of Ken Kannegaard and Piret Harmon Your Water District Board

The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Directors are elected to four-year staggered terms by the voters in the District service area.  The Board establishes policy and provides  leadership for the District.  In February 2014, the Board adopted the Scotts Valley Water District Mission, Core Values, Vision and Strategic Goals

We'll Meet You Here

The Board of Directors meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room, 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley.  See the Board and Committee page for more information.

photo of SVWD board member David Hodgen

David T. Hodgin (Current Term 2014 - 2018) 
Director Hodgin serves on the Finance and Personnel Committee. In addition, Director Hodgin is the Region 5 Vice Chair for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and serves on its Finance Committee and Membership Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority, is the Vice Chair of the Liability Program Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.

photo of Board member Ken Kannegaard

Ken Kannegaard (Current Term 2014-2018)
Director Kannegaard serves on the Executive and Public Affairs Committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee.

photo of SVWD board member Chris Perri

Chris Perri (Current Term 2016 - 2020)
Director Perri is the Board Vice President, is Chair of the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin Advisory Committee, serves on the Water Resources and Engineering Committee and is an alternate on the Executive and Public Affairs Committee.  He also serves on the Association of California Water Agencies Energy Committee and Membership Committee.

photo of board member Danny Reber

Danny Reber (Current Term 2016 - 2020) 
Director Reber serves on the Water Resources and Engineering Committee and Executive and Public Affairs Committee.
In addition to his duties serving the Water District, Danny Reber is also the Executive Director for the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce.  He is very active in his community, serving as a Past President for Scotts Valley Rotary and was named "Scotts Valley Man of the Year" in 2006. He is a lifelong resident of Scotts Valley where he lives with his wife, Michelle and two daughters, Maya and Arwen.

photo of SVWD Board member Ruth Stiles

Ruth Stiles (Current Term 2016-2018)
Director Stiles is the Board President. She is a Board Certified Master Arborist and horticultural consultant. She brings insights to the Board gained over 30 years of working with water efficiency in the landscape setting.
Director Stiles is interested in exploring innovative options to stabilize the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin to ensure that we have plenty of water in perpetuity.