Ward 4

Director Andy Katz

Andy Katz Term expires: December 31, 2022

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Cities of Albany, Berkeley, and Emeryville;a portion of Oakland

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Cities of El Cerrito and Kensington

Andy Katz was elected to the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Board of Directors in 2006, re-elected in 2010 and appointed in 2014 and 2018, to represent Ward 4, which includes Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, and North Oakland. He served as EBMUD Board President from 2013 to 2014.

Andy is an environmental and workers’ rights attorney, a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and is a former Chair of the Sierra Club California. Prior to his election to the EBMUD Board, he served for five years as a member of the City of Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board. He is currently Chair of the Berkeley Community Health Commission. 

He has supported EBMUD's efforts to expand water conservation programs and recycled water projects, protect water quality, and expand efforts to protect our climate, including EBMUD's policy to reduce water system emissions to zero by 2030, appropriately sited solar energy pn watershed lands, and converting food scraps into renewable energy. He initiated the policies protecting tenants in apartment buildings from water service termination, and expanding eligibility and outreach for the Customer Assistance Program, which provides affordable rates for low-income households. 

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of City Planning degree from UC Berkeley, a law degree from Santa Clara University, and lives in Berkeley.

Email: andy.katz@ebmud.com