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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Ron Davis has over 36 years in water policy experience as a lobbyist representing numerous water agencies before the state legislature, governor's office and all water related state agencies. Ron has worked for several water districts and three nonprofit trade associations providing him substantial experience in a broad array of water related issues. Ron was appointed to Board of Directors in June 2021 to represent Division 1.
Mark R. Emmerson
Mark R. Emmerson is retired from 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.