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Board Members

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The Governor of California appoints the seven-member Regional Board, whose members serve four-year terms once they are confirmed by the State Senate. Members of the Regional Board serve part-time and conduct their business at regular meetings where public participation is encouraged. The Board normally holds public meetings 10 times per year to make decisions on water quality matters.

Regional Board members must reside in, or have a principal place of business within, the Region.

The Board relies on the Regional Board staff to conduct the day-to-day tasks associated with water quality management. Most of them are engineers, geologists and biologists.

Implementing programs according to state and federal law and following the Board's direction, staff recommends water quality standards, drafts permits, oversees remediation of contaminated sites, conducts enforcements activities, and deals directly with the public on a regular basis.

(updated 7/25/2012)

Irma Munoz Irma Muñoz (Chair)
City of Residence: Los Angeles

Irma Muñoz is President and CEO and founder of Mujeres de la Tierra, an environmental equity organization that teaches women and their children to take ownership and leadership of neighborhood issues and challenges. She currently serves as Co-chair to L.A. Greens, and Urban ecosystems workgroup

Term Expiration Date: 09/30/2019
Madelyn Glickfeld Madelyn Glickfeld (Vice-Chair)
City of Residence:Malibu

Madelyn Glickfeld is the Assistant Director of the UCLA Institute of the environment and Sustainability. She serves on the California Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land.
Term Expiration Date: 09/30/2018
C. Stringer Charles Stringer
City of Residence: Los Angeles

Mr. Stringer is Principal and General Counsel with the Renewable Resources Group. He began his career as a commercial litigator, and then served as legal counsel and senior policy advisor to the US Environmental Protection Agency and over 20 American Indian tribes in the western United States.   
Term Expiration Date: 09/30/2017
F Diamond. Francine Diamond
City of Residence: Pacific Palisades

Fran Diamond serves on the Board of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, the California League of Conservation Voters and is member of the City of Los Angeles’ Proposition O Citizens Oversight Advisory Commission.
Term Expiration Date: 09/30/2018
M. Camacho Lawrence Yee
City of Residence: Ojai

Lawrence Yee currently serves as the Co- founder and Coordinating Director for the Food Commons, a large national project dedicated to designing and developing a new economic paradigm and whole systems approach for regional food. He is retired from the University of California, and director of the Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office which operated the UC Hansen Agricultural Center.

Term Expiration Date: 09/30/2017
M. Camacho Cynthia Guzmán
City of Residence: Los Angeles

Cynthia Guzmán, 29, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Guzmán has been a senior associate at Estolano, LeSar, Perez Advisors since 2015, where she has held several positions since 2012, including associate and research analyst. She was an intern at the City of Pasadena Planning and Community Development Department in 2011 and a law clerk at Kimball, Tirey and St. John LLP from 2009 to 2010. Guzmán earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $250 per diem. Guzmán is a Democrat.

Term Expiration Date: 9/30/2019
Jay Famiglietti James Famiglietti
City of Residence: Sierra Madre

Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Insitute of Technology. Until July 2016 he was a professor of Earth System Science and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, where he was the Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling. Famiglietti served on the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board from 2013-2016. Before joining UCI in 2001, Famiglietti was on the faculty of the Geological Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Austin, where he helped launch the program in climate and the UT Environmental Science Insitute. Famiglietti and his team have been researching and communicating about water and climate change - in academics, in business, in government and to the general public - for over 25 years. He appeared as a featured expert in the water documentary 'Last Call at the Oasis,' on 60 Minutes and on Real Time with Bill Maher. Jay is a frequent speaker, an avid writer and a regular contributor to National Geographic Water Currents, to the Huffington Post and to the Los Angeles Times. His research and commentary are often featured in the international news media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian and The Economist, and in network, cable and public television news. He is a regular guest on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and other public radio shows. Famiglietti lives in Sierra Madre with his wife Catherine. They have two adult children. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $250 per diem. Famiglietti is a Democrat.

Term Expiration Date: 9/30/2020