SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

Association of California Water Agencies

December 01, 2011 15:25 ET

Randy Record Elected to Lead Statewide Water Group

ACWA Members Also Tap John Coleman for Vice President

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) have elected Randy Record, a longtime director of Eastern Municipal Water District, to a two-year term as president of the statewide group. John Coleman, a member of the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors, was elected vice president. The two will take office in January.

The election, which took place at ACWA's 2011 Fall Conference & Exhibition, capped a year in which the association launched several new policy initiatives and worked to advance a comprehensive approach to the state's water supply challenges.

"The need to invest in our statewide system has never been more critical," Record said. "We have faced tough economic times in California in the past, but we had the vision and the will to invest in our infrastructure. We have to find that vision and will again."

Record has served as vice president of the association since January 2010. He has been a member of the Eastern Municipal Water District's Board of Directors since 2001 and has represented Eastern on the board of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California since January 2003, currently serving as first vice chair.

He served a two-year term as chair of ACWA's Federal Affairs Committee. He is founding chair of the Riverside County Water Task Force and a member of the Hemet San Jacinto Action Group and The Monday Morning Group of Western Riverside County.

Coleman has served on the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors since 1990. He was president of the EBMUD board from 1996 to 2000 and served as vice president in 2009 and 2010.

He is a past president of the board of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies and currently chairs the Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority and the Freeport Regional Water Authority. He was appointed chair of ACWA's Federal Affairs Committee in December 2009.

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 440 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit

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