The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously elected its leaders for the next year.
Director Andy Morris will now serve as board president, Judy Guglielmana was elected vice president, and Ben Wicke will serve as secretary/treasurer.
Morris represents District 5, which includes Southern Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and Murrieta.
Morris released a statement about his priorities with the district.
“With the rising cost of imported water and the driest water year on record, it is important to concentrate on expanding our local resources,” Morris said. “This includes working with other local water agencies to maximize our efforts.”
“As a local business owner, I know excellent customer service is the cornerstone of any successful business and EVMWD should be no different,” Morris continued. “As president, I will work to ensure our customers are getting the highest level of service possible.”
Morris was elected in November 2010 to the EVMWD Board of Directors and during that time has served as treasurer and vice president. He also serves on the Water Planning Committee and is the EVMWD representative for the Murrieta City Council, Wildomar City Council, the Wildomar City Meeting Group, and the Lake Elsinore Unified School District board. This is his first time serving as president for the board.
Guglielmana was first elected in 2006 and represents Division 3, which includes sections of Lakeland Village and Wildomar, and the southwestern region of the district. She serves on the EVMWD Legislative, Conservation and Outreach Committee, and serves as an EVMWD representative for the Groundwater Advisory Committee, Western Municipal Water District groups, San Jacinto Watershed Council, and the Lake Elsinore Unified School District Board. She has served as board treasurer in 2008 and 2013, vice president in 2009 and president in 2010.
Wicke, who currently is serving his fifth term, represents EVMWD’s Division 1, which includes sections of eastern Lake Elsinore and Wildomar, Tuscany Hills, Canyon Hills, and the City of Canyon Lake. A retired business owner with a degree in business administration, Wicke serves on the district’s Engineering and Operations Committee and the Canyon Lake Water subcommittee. He is the board’s representative to several local and regional organizations, including the Association of California Water Agencies, the Western Municipal Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District and the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association. Wicke has also served as EVMWD’s board president and vice president several times over his 20 year stint on the board.