SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

December 04, 2009 17:05 ET

Paul Kelley Elected to Lead Statewide Water Group

ACWA Members Also Choose Randy Record for Vice President Post

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2009) - Members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) have elected Paul Kelley to a two-year term as president of the statewide group. A Sonoma County supervisor and director of the Sonoma County Water Agency, Kelley had served as vice president of the association since January 2008.

Randy Record, a member of the Eastern Municipal Water District Board of Directors, was elected vice president. The two will take office in January.

The election, which took place at ACWA's 2009 Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, capped a year in which the Association launched several new public outreach initiatives and supported a historic legislative package on water passed by the Legislature in November and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"We are in tumultuous and challenging times for California water," Kelley said. "But this organization is a strong organization. We are uniting to implement sustainable policies and take care of California's water. I am thrilled to be part of that."

Kelley was first elected to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in 1994. He has served as chair of ACWA's Region 1 and is current chair of Sonoma County's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

Record, who currently chairs ACWA's Federal Affairs Committee, has served on the Eastern Municipal Water District Board of Directors since 2000. He also represents Eastern on the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and is a past chair of the Riverside County Water Task Force.

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 450 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Jennifer Persike
    ACWA Director of Strategic Coordination and Public Affairs
    916/712-0640 (cell)