The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors. Each Director represents their division (Divisions 1 through 5) and the ratepayers as a whole. The Directors are elected by the customers of the District and serve four year staggered terms.
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George “Roy” Leidy is a senior aquatic ecologist with AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services. Roy specializes in conservation biology and fish and wildlife management. Director Leidy was appointed to the Board of Directors for District 1 in September 2011 to fill the unexpired term of a former director. He has a B.S. degree from U.C. Berkeley in resource management and has been involved in a broad range of California water management issues since 1974, including endangered species, water resources, watershed management, instream flows, water quality, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance. He possesses extensive knowledge of resource management issues in the western United States. Roy is a member of the Carmichael Elks Lodge #2103 and has lived in District 1 for over 12 years.
Mark R. Emmerson
Mark R. Emmerson is employed with the California State Water Resources Control Board. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1996 to represent Division 2 and has served as Past President of the Board.
Jeff Nelson is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California and is the Director of Water Planning and Policy for the Interwest Consulting Group. Jeff has a Bachelor’s of Geological Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University. Jeff was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2018 to represent Division 3.
Ron Greenwood is a Realtor with Lyon Real Estate. He has been selling real estate for over 25 years, with eight of those years managing for the company. He has a B.A. Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. Ron is a longtime Carmichael resident (nearly 35 years), married for 38 years and has four children and four grandchildren. He is past president (2015) of the Sacramento Association of Realtors (SAR) and Outstanding Life Member of SAR’s Masters Club.
Ron has been a director for the CWD since 2007. During that time he has gained a strong reputation within the water industry, representing the District on the Executive Board for the Regional Water Authority (RWA). He is a Commissioner for the County’s LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission), and is a representative at ACWA (Assn. of Calif. Water Agencies), plus served on the Board of Directors for ACWA’s JPIA (Joint Powers Insurance Agency). As a director, Ron has served the district in resolving labor disputes, has helped review requests for proposals (RFPs) and contracts for vendor services, worked on rate studies, and worked to help develop new sources of revenue for the district. Most importantly, he works laboriously to preserve our water rights and way of living.
As a strong believer in community service and volunteerism, Ron is a past president and active member for the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael, serves on the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce, was a founding director for the North Area Teen Center, and served as Chair on the Carmichael Park Aquatic Center (CAP) Committee.
Paul Selsky is a Civil Engineer with Brown and Caldwell. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1976 from the University of Virginia and is a licensed Civil Engineer in California and Wyoming. He was elected to the Board of Directors in November 1996 to represent Division 5 and has served as Past President and Past Vice-President of the board. He is a member of the American Water Works Association.
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Ms. Cathy Lee is the General Manager of the Carmichael Water District, appointed by the Board of Directors in March 2020. Under the policy-setting guidance of the Board, Ms. Lee oversees the day to day operations of the District. As a municipal executive, Ms. Lee has 20 years of experience in utility operations providing municipal and agricultural water supplies. Her roles over the years have included engineering, regulatory compliance, operation and maintenance, safety, and fiscal planning. Her background includes long-range water supply planning, groundwater management, water distribution owner/operator, and wastewater treatment plant operations.
Ms. Lee advocates on the District’s behalf via several regional, state, and national professional organizations including the Regional Water Authority, Association of California Water Agencies, California Special District Association, and American Water Works Association. Ms. Lee holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and is a California registered civil engineer.
Lynette S. Moreno
Lynette S. Moreno’s career in the water industry began in 1991: Elk Grove Water Works (Private Water Utility), Customer Service Specialist 1991-1995; promoted to Administrative Manager 1995-1999; Carmichael Water District, Business Manager 1999-2003; served as Business Manager for four years and was promoted to Assistant General Manager July 1, 2003.
Lynette graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa in 1991 with a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Geography with emphasis in mapping/GIS. She is a member of the Sacramento Water Works Association (SAWWA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA); RWA Conservation Program, participant; ACWA/JPIA Human Resources Group, participant.