Board of Directors

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:

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Michael W. Mobley, President - Mr. Mobley represents the District's Division 2, which encompasses the area immediately west 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 President in January 2020, after serving terms as both Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer to the Board.  He is a lifelong resident of Ventura County, and he owns and operates Progressive Land Management, Inc., 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, 2016-present), Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley (President 2006-2008), and Fillmore-Piru Citrus Association.  Since 2017, Mr. Mobley has also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mound Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency.  Mr. Mobley earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.  First appointed to the UWCD Board in July of 2013, Mr. Mobley's current term expires December 1, 2020.

 

Bruce E. Dandy, Vice President - 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

Sheldon G. Berger, Secretary/Treasurer - 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. Currently serving as Treasurer for the Association of Water Agencies (AWA), he has also chaired the Ventura County MTBE Committee and he is a past president of AWA. He has served on the ACWA State Legislative Committee, ACWA Federal Affairs Committee, and as an ACWA Region 5 Committee Liaison. A resident of Oxnard since 1972, 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 currently serves as the Board’s Secretary/Treasurer and was most recently re-elected to the Board in November 2016.  His current term expires December 1, 2020.


 

  Patrickelleyk J. Kelley - Mr. Kelley represents Division 3, which includes a large portion of the City of Ventura. He first served on the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2002 and was appointed by the Board to the Division 3 seat in February 2020, filling the seat vacated when a Director resigned in December 2019. Mr. Kelley has eight years of experience as a Dairy nutritional consultant and 33 years of work experience associated with agricultural lending as a loan officer and Branch/Portfolio Manager with Farm Credit Service providing short term, long term loans, leases, and cash management. His lending duties included loan approval; supervise staff, and management of large major accounts. He has a working knowledge and resource regarding financial analysis, water rights, commodity conditions, and land issues of the local territory. His volunteer efforts have encompassed coaching youth sports programs and serving as President of the Board of Directors for Ventura Tri-Valley Girls Softball and providing hospice care for family members.  Now retired, Mr. Kelley has been a resident of Ventura for some 30 years, has been married for 42 years and has three adult children. His interests include managing local water quality, quantity, delivery, and environmental issues. Mr. Kelley holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with emphasis in Agricultural Business Management from California Polytechnic University at Pomona.  His current term expires December 1, 2020.

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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 served as chairman of Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency from 1987 through 2017. 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.

 

Ed McFaddenEdwin 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 on their family farm 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 the 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, Associates Insectary, and is a member of the Fillmore Rotary Club and the California Agricultural Leadership Program, Class XXV.  Mr. McFadden has been a member of the UWCD Board since 2014.  His current term expires December 1, 2022.

 

 

Daniel C. Naumann Daniel C. Naumann - Mr. Naumann represents Division 6, the Pleasant Valley area of the District, to the south and east of Oxnard. His family established farming operations on the Oxnard Plain in the 1890s and he is currently farming various vegetable row crops. Mr. Naumann has been a member of the Board since 1991 and previously served as UWCD's Board Secretary/Treasurer in 1994-96, 2008-09, and 2016-17; Board Vice President in 1997-99, 2008-09, and 2018-19; and as its President in 2000-01, 2010-2013 and most recently in 2019-20. He is a member of the Board of the USDA Farm Service Agency. He holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Mr. Naumann was most recently re-elected to the Board in November 2016.  His current term expires December 1, 2020.

 

 

 

 Other Organization Representatives – 2020

ACWA JPIA Board of Directors

  • Bruce E. Dandy

Association of Water Agencies Ventura County - Board of Directors

  • Sheldon G. Berger
  • Daniel C. Naumann (alternate)

Association of Water Agencies Ventura County - Water Issues Committee

  • Bruce E. Dandy

Fillmore and Piru Basins Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board of Directors

  • Edwin T. McFadden

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency

  • Michael W. Mobley
  • Daniel C. Naumann (alternate)

Mound Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board of Directors

  • Michael W. Mobley

Oxnard Chamber of Commerce - Water Issues Committee

  • Bruce E. Dandy
  • Daniel C. Naumann (Alternate)

Ventura County Special Districts Association

  • Bruce E. Dandy
  • Daniel C. Naumann (Alternate)