OWOW Steering Committee

The OWOW Steering Committee has 11 members including elected officials from counties and cities in the watershed, representatives from the environmental advocacy, and business communities, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and representatives from SAWPA.


The Steering Committee develops integrated regional water management goals and objectives for the watershed, oversees strategic decision-making, crafts and adopts programmatic suites of project recommendations, and provides program advocacy necessary to optimize water resource protection for all. The SAWPA Commission, as the state-approved Regional Water Management Group, considers and ratifies the decisions of the OWOW Steering Committee.

Steering Committee Members

County
Supervisor Representatives

County
Municipal Representatives

Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Representatives

Business Community Representative

Environmental Community Representative

Regional Water Quality Control Board Representative

  • Doug Chaffee
    Orange County Supervisor

    Curt Hagman
    San Bernardino County Supervisor

    Karen Spiegel
    Riverside County Supervisor

  • Jose Solorio
    Orange County

    Rusty Bailey
    Riverside County

    Deborah Robertson
    San Bernardino County

  • Kati Parker
    Inland Empire Utilities Agency

    Kelly E. Rowe
    Orange County Water District

  • James Hessler
    Altman Plants

  • Garry W. Brown
    Orange County Coastkeeper

  • Linda Ackerman
    Board Member Santa Ana Region

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Regular OWOW Steering Committee meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and the third Thursday of November, at 11:00 a.m., in the SAWPA Board Room, 11615 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503.