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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 Muņoz 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
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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
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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
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Madelyn Glickfeld Madelyn Glickfeld
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
 
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 AngelesI

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
 
M. Camacho James Famiglietti
City of Residence: Sierra Madre

James Famiglietti, 56, of Sierra Madre, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Famiglietti has been senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the California Institute of Technology since 2014. Famiglietti was a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Physical Sciences from 2001 to 2016 and at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Geological Sciences from 1994 to 2001. Famiglietti was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research from 1992 to 1993. He served as a member of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board from 2014 to 2016. Famiglietti earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree in hydrology from the University of Arizona. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $250 per diem. Famiglietti is a Democrat.

Term Expiration Date: 9/30/2020