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wheat.jpgZone 7 Water Agency is overseen by a seven-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the community to provide strategic guidance and planning for Zone 7's policies, programs and finances. Board members serve four-year terms and represent the public throughout the Livermore-Amador Valley.

The Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Zone 7 offices, located at 100 North Canyons Parkway in Livermore.

  • For Board meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

Meetings are open to the public. Community input and participation is welcome. Community members may provide comments to the board on any agenda item, and may address the board about non-agenda items during each meeting's Citizens Forum.


Current Board Members:

 Sarah Palmer, President FY 2015-16

  • Phone: 925/454-5752
  • Board Member Since: 2006
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2018
  • FY 2015-16 Committee Assignments: Administrative Committee, Liaison Committee, Water Resources Committee
  • Background: A Livermore resident, Ph.D biochemist, teaching Advanced Placement Environmental Science at Foothill and Dublin High Schools with the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Programs.
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Dick Quigley, Vice President FY 2015-16

  • Phone: 925/454-5755
  • Board Member Since: 2004
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2016
  • FY 2015-16 Committee Assignments: Finance Committee, Liaison Committee
  • Background: A Pleasanton resident and a retired senior logistics coordinator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
 

Sandy Figuers

  • Phone: 925/454-5751
  • Board Member Since: 2008
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2016
  • FY 2015-16 Committee Assignments:  Water Resources Committee
  • Background: A Livermore resident and groundwater geologist who previously served on the Zone 7 Board for 12 years in the late 1980s and into the '90s.
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John Greci

  • Phone: 925/454-5756
  • Board Member Since: 1994
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2018
  • FY 2015-16 Committee Assignments: Administrative Committee, Water Resources Committee
  • Background: A Livermore resident and retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
 

Jim McGrail

  • Phone: 925/454-5753
  • Board Member Since: 2014
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2018
  • Background: A Livermore resident, attorney and vineyard owner. 
 

Angela Ramirez Holmes

  • Phone: 925/454-5750
  • Board Member Since: 2012
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2016
  • FY 2015-16 Committee Assignments: Finance Committee, Liaison Committee
  • Background: A Pleasanton resident, and a political consultant.
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 Bill Stevens

  • Phone: 925/454-5754
  • Board Member Since: 1998
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2018
  • FY 2015-16 Committee Assignments: Administrative Committee, Finance Committee alternate
  • Background: A Livermore resident and a geotechnical and civil engineer.
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 About Board Committees: Each three-member Board Committee reviews matters before making recommendations to the full board. 

      • Administrative Committee: Reviews administrative topics such as major facility needs and safety and security measures; oversees Independent District Study. 
      • Liaison Committee: Discusses topics of mutual interest between Zone 7, the cities and retail water agencies, including rate change issues.
      • Finance  Committee: Reviews budgets, proposed financial plans, proposed rate changes and connection charge changes for Zone 7.
      • Water Resources Committee: Addresses both water and flood protection matters.

              Board Committee Assignments (FY 2015-16):

Administrative Committee

  • Sarah Palmer
  • Bill Stevens
  • John Greci

Liaison Committee

  • Dick Quigley
  • Angela Ramirez Holmes
  • Sarah Palmer

Finance Committee

  • Bill Stevens
  • Dick Quigley
  • Angela Ramirez Holmes

Water Resources Committee

  • Sandy Figuers
  • John Greci
  • Sarah Palmer


Election information

Members of Zone 7 Water Agency’s Board of Directors are elected every two years in June. The office is non-partisan and the seven directors serve “at-large,” meaning they represent all customers within the District’s boundaries rather than geographic sub-areas. Their four-year terms are staggered, with four terms expiring in one even-numbered year and with the other three terms expiring the following even-numbered year.

Three terms will expire in 2016. The election will be consolidated with the Direct Primary Election, to be held on June 7, 2016. The filing period is set to run from February 15, 2016 through March 11, 2016. Once the filing period begins, papers can be picked up at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office in Oakland. To be eligible to run for the Zone 7 Board of Directors, you must be 18 years of age, a registered voter and reside within district boundaries.

Zone 7 board candidates who wish to have an optional candidate’s statement printed on the ballot will be charged the actual costs associated with printing, translating (Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, English and Vietnamese) and typesetting the statements. All costs figures are provided by the Registrar of Voters and are based on actual costs and the number of registered votes in Zone 7. A ballot statement in 2014 cost approximately $3,600; the fee for 2016 has not yet been established. There is no charge for candidates who choose not to have a ballot statement.

For further information, contact:

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon St., Room G-1
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 267-8683
www.acgov.org/rov


 For a listing of Board members 1957-present, click here.