Board of Directors reelects Katz as president

Yesterday, the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors unanimously reelected Andy Katz to his second, consecutive one-year term as board president. Katz represents the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Kensington and a portion of Oakland.

“I thank my fellow board members for supporting my leadership and look forward to another year of service to the ratepayers and customers of EBMUD,” said Katz.

Katz was elected to the EBMUD Board of Directors in 2006. He is a clean air attorney and public health advocate for Breathe California, as well as former chair of Sierra Club California. Prior to his election to the EBMUD Board of Directors, he served for five years as a member of the city of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustment Board. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds a law degree from Santa Clara University.

“We face tough challenges this year, particularly with a dry year on the horizon. Yet EBMUD’s past investments and sound planning around water supplies, water recycling and conservation will give options this year to our ratepayers and customers that can lessen the hardships a potential water shortage can bring,” said Katz.

Director Katy Foulkes unanimously was reelected board vice president for a second, consecutive one-year term. Foulkes represents the cities of Piedmont, Orinda, El Sobrante, Moraga, and parts of Oakland, Pinole and Richmond. She was first elected to the EBMUD Board of Directors in 1994, and previously has held public office on the Piedmont City Council and as the Mayor of Piedmont.

“It is my pleasure to continue working with the EBMUD board to find lasting and sustainable solutions to the challenges of replacing aging infrastructure and securing water supplies for the future,” said Foulkes.

EBMUD’s Board of Directors consists of seven members publicly elected from geographical wards within the service area.