SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

November 09, 2009 18:33 ET

CEO of SoCal Metropolitan Water District to Address TOWN HALL LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - With the region's water supply an ever-present threat, Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager and CEO, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, will update TOWN HALL Los Angeles on the various issues confronting the region, Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

"The State Legislature recently approved a historic package of water reforms that will put California on a long-term path to a sustainable, reliable water future," Kightlinger said. "This package of legislative reforms places the hub of our statewide water system and California's most important estuary -- the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta -- on a path to recovery. A healing ecosystem will translate into a more reliable water system for the Bay Area, Central Valley farmers and our region as well."

Metropolitan's six-county service area encompasses nearly 19 million people in 5,200 square miles within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Each day the district moves more than 1.5 billion gallons of water through its distribution system.

Prior to his appointment in 2006 as General Manager, Kightlinger was General Counsel for the District. Before joining Metropolitan in 1995, Kightlinger was in private legal practice representing a number of public agencies on environmental issues.

As part of TOWN HALL's 2009 CEO Series, Kightlinger joins leaders spanning the region's industries including Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s Bobby Kotick; Angela F. Braly of WellPoint, Inc.; Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., from EADS North America; Arthur T. Leahy, LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and Masaaki Tanaka of UnionBancal Corporation.

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When:   Thursday, November 19, 2009
        12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Program with Q&A

Where:  Omni Los Angeles Hotel
        251 South Olive Street
        Los Angeles CA  90012

Tickets $48-60, call 213.628.8141 or

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