The District is governed by seven directors, one elected from each of the seven divisions of the District and each serving four-year staggered terms. The current members of the Board of Directors of the District are:
Michael W. Mobley, Vice President - Mr. Mobley represents the District's Division 2, encompasses the area immediately west of of Santa Paula to Hwy 101 at Central Ave., and includes Saticoy, Nyeland Acres, Strickland, El Rio, RiverPark, and the eastern portion of the City of Ventura. He was elected by the Board to his position as Secretary/Tresurer in January 2018. He is a lifelong resident of Ventura County, and he owns and operates Progressive Land Management which provides complete ranch management and consulting services throughout Ventura County and southern Santa Barbara county. Mr. Mobley has served on the boards of numerous trade and community organizations including California Farm Bureau Federation, Ventura County Farm Bureau (President 1996-97), Ventura County Ag Advisory Committee, Ventura County Resource Conservation District (Vice President, 2004-2014), Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley (President 2006-2008), and Fillmore-Piru Citrus Association. Mr. Mobley earned a B.S. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a graduate of the California Agrcultural Leadership Program. Mr. Mobley was first appointed to the Board in July of 2013. His current term expires December 1, 2020.
Bruce E. Dandy, Secretary/Treasurer - Mr. Dandy represents Division 5 in northwest Oxnard. He retired from the City of Oxnard in October 2013, after working with the city since 1986 as an Accounting Manager and previously as Personnel and Employee Relations Manager. He has also served as Executive Director for the California Junior Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of the Public Employees Association of Tulare County and General Manager of the Long Beach City Employees Association. Mr. Dandy has long been active in community organizations, including the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Jaycees International and others. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and from California State University Northridge with a degree in Accounting. He has served on United's Board since April 2003 and as United's President from January 2008 to 2010 and again from January 2016 to 2018. Mr. Dandy was most recently re-elected to the Board in November 2016. His current term expires December 1, 2020.
Sheldon G. Berger - Mr. Berger represents Division 7, which includes portions of the City of Oxnard and Port Hueneme as well as the CBC Navy Base and several unincorporated beach communities. A former President of the Arthritis Foundation of Ventura County, Oxnard Jaycees, Oxnard Trade Club, Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association, Association of Water Agencies, and Oxnard Boys and Girls Club, Mr. Berger has also served on the Board of Oxnard Harbor Association of Realtors, United Way of Ventura County, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, and the Ventura County Association of Governments. Currently serving as treasurer for the Association of Water Agencies (AWA), he has also chaired the Ventura County MTBE Committee and has served on the ACWA State Legislative Committee, ACWA Federal Affairs Committee, and as an ACWA Region 5 Committee Liaison. A resident of Oxnard for over 38 years, Mr. Berger has been a licensed realtor since 1989, and currently serves as a trustee on the Ventura County Association of Realtors BOR-PAC Committee. A Board member since 1983, Mr. Berger was most recently re-elected to the Board in November 2016. His current term expires December 1, 2020.
Robert Eranio - Mr. Eranio represents Division 3, which includes a portion of the City of Ventura. He first served on the Board of Directors from December 1998 to November 2000, representing Division 2, and he returned to the Board to represent Division 3, in December 2002. Mr. Eranio is an Independent Consultant specializing in Operations & Maintenance and Financial Administration for multiple water districts throughout Ventura County. He has worked in hands-on positions in the California water industry since 1986 and holds numerous professional certifications, including a Grade 5 water treatment operator license and a Grade 5 water distribution operator license, a California / Nevada cross-control specialist and backflow assembly tester in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. He has been the General Manager for the Crestview Mutual Water Company since 1993 and is currently the appointed representative for small water districts on the State Water Resources Control Board Operator Certification Advisory Committee. His current term expires December 1, 2022.
Lynn E. Maulhardt - Mr. Maulhardt represents Division 4, northeast of the City of Oxnard. His family has been farming since 1869 and he is a managing partner of a Ventura County farm. Mr. Maulhardt is active in community water activities and has served as chairman of Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency since 1987. He received a B.S. in Physics from Loyola University, Los Angeles, and a M.A. in Management and Human Relations from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Vietnam War Veteran and a retired commercial airline pilot for United Airlines. Mr. Maulhardt has been a member of the United Board since 1985 and previously served as President from January 1987 to December 1993. Mr. Maulhardt was most recently re-elected to the Board in November 2016. His current term expires December 1, 2020.
Edwin T. McFadden III – Mr. McFadden represents Division 1, which encompasses the eastern part of the District, from the western city limit of Santa Paula to the Ventura-Los Angeles County line. He resides with his wife in the Fillmore area where he farms 460 acres of citrus and avocados. He was raised on a farm in Orange County, where he learned early about the municipal side of water by watching his father build and manage Los Alisos Water District. Mr. McFadden serves on the California Avocado Commission, the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, the Fillmore and Piru Basins Groundwater Sustainability Agency, and is a member of the Fillmore Rotary Club. Mr. McFadden has been a member of the UWCD Board since 2014. His current term expires December 1, 2022.
Other Organization Representatives – 2018
Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency
- Robert Eranio
- Michael Mobley (alternate)
Ventura County Association of Water Agencies
- Sheldon Berger
- Dan Naumann (alternate)
Riverpark Reclamation JPA
- Sheldon Berger
- Dan Naumann
- Lynn Maulhardt (alternate)
Ventura County Special Districts Association
- Bruce Dandy
- Mauricio E. Guardado, Jr. (alternate)
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