Ward 2

Director John A. Coleman

John A. Coleman Term expires: December 31, 2026


Alamo, Lafayette and Walnut Creek, Town of Danville, communities of Blackhawk and Diablo, and portions of Pleasant Hill and San Ramon.

John A. Coleman was elected to the Board of Directors of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in 1990, re-elected six times, and appointed in 2018 to represent Ward 2, which includes Alamo, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, the Town of Danville, communities of Blackhawk and Diablo, and portions of Pleasant Hill and San Ramon.

From 1996 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, he served as President of EBMUD's Board of Directors and was elected to serve as Vice-President in 1994 to 1995, 2009 to 2010, and again in 2021.

Director Coleman currently serves in the following capacities: Chair of the Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA); board member of Freeport Regional Water Authority; board member of East Bay Leadership Council; board member of DERWA, the joint powers authority for recycled water service provided by EBMUD and Dublin-San Ramon Services District; member of the Maritime Industry Advisory Board of the California State University Maritime Academy; and member of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Advisory Committee, the San Francisco Estuary Institute Regional Monitoring Program, and the Israel-U. S. Water Initiative Advisory Committee. 

Additionally, Coleman’s past service includes: past president of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA); past chair of ACWA's Federal Affairs Committee; past chair of ACWA California Finance Water Task Force; past president of the board of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies; past president of DERWA; former member of National Water Resources Association; former member of WateReuse Association; former member of ABAG's CALFED Task Force; former member of the Advisory Council for California Forward; past chair of Advisory Council for California Forward Water and Land Use Subcommittee; Deputy Director of External Affairs for the California Conservation Corps for Governors Wilson and Davis; past president of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; former board member of the National Association of Service & Conservation Corps; and former member of the California Biodiversity Council.

An Eagle Scout, Coleman is the Immediate Past Scoutmaster and is now Eagle Advisor for Troop 243 in Lafayette. He has served on the Council Executive Board of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.

Coleman is the CEO of the Bay Planning Coalition, which represents maritime and shoreline interests and issues in northern California. Coleman holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a certificate in management from the University of the Pacific School of Business and Public Administration. He currently resides in Walnut Creek.

Email: john.coleman@ebmud.com