SERVING VENTURA COUNTY

United’s Oxnard-Hueneme Delivery System supplies about 15,000 acre-feet of water per year to several agencies in the Oxnard Plain, including the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme, two Naval bases, and several smaller water companies. Those agencies deliver our water to over 215,000 people, most of it treated or blended with other supplies. Each year, thousands of tests are conducted for over 180 constituents that could be found in drinking water.

Divisions/Board of Directors

1. Gordon Kimball,
Board Member
2. Catherine P. Keeling,
Secretary/Treasurer
3. Mohammed A. Hasan,
Board Member
4. Lynn E. Maulhardt,
Vice President
5.  Vacant
6. Vacant
7. Sheldon G. Berger,
President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sheldon G. Berger – President
DIVISION 7

Director Berger represents portions of the City of Oxnard and Port Hueneme as well as the Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme and several unincorporated beach communities. A resident of Oxnard for more than 38 years, Director Berger has been a licensed realtor since 1989 and serves as a Trustee on the Ventura County Association of Realtors BOR-PAC Committee. Currently serving as Treasurer for the Association of Water Agencies (AWA), he has also chaired the Ventura County MTBE Committee and is a past President of AWA. Director Berger has served on the ACWA State Legislative Committee, ACWA Federal Affairs Committee, and as an ACWA Region 5 Committee Liaison. He has been a UWCD Board member since 1983 and was most recently re-elected in November 2020. His current term expires December 1, 2024.

Lynn E. Maulhardt – Vice President
DIVISION 4

Director Maulhardt represents the area northeast of the City of Oxnard. He is a managing partner of a Ventura County farm and was raised in a family that has been farming since 1869. Director Maulhardt is active in community water issues and served as Chairman of the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency from 1987 through 2017. He is a Vietnam War veteran and a retired commercial airline pilot. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Loyola University, Los Angeles, and a master’s in Management and Human Relations from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Director Maulhardt has been a member of the UWCD Board since 1985 and was most recently re-elected in November 2020. His current term expires December 1, 2024.

Catherine P. Keeling – Secretary/Treasurer
DIVISION 2

Director Keeling represents Western Santa Paula, parts of East Ventura, Saticoy, El Rio and Riverpark. She is a fourth-generation resident of Ventura County who currently farms her family’s avocado and lemon operation in Santa Paula. Director Keeling is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. She currently serves on the Santa Paula Basin Pumpers Association and the School Site Council at ATLAS Elementary.  Director Keeling was elected to her seat in November 2022.  In this capacity, she also serves as the United Water Conservation District’s member director to the Mound Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MBGSA). Her term expires December 1, 2026.

 

Mohammed A. Hasan
DIVISION 3

Director Hasan represents a portion of the City of Ventura. A 47-year resident of Ventura, Director Hasan is the owner and principal engineer of Hasan Consultants, a civil and environmental engineering firm. A water industry veteran, Director Hasan has served as a manager, engineer, operator, teacher and researcher and has been recognized for his innovative designs of local water projects and authored a book on water issues. Director Hasan also serves as Vice President of El Concilio, a non-profit organization that provides direct assistance and educational programs to the underserved farm workers community. Director Hasan also currently serves on the Board of MERITO Foundation, a Ventura based environmental organization, Tri County Easter Seals, Focus on the Masters, Ventura Youth Employment and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as having served as the centennial president of the Ventura East Rotary and president of Ventura Trade Club. An active member in Ventura Boys & Girls Club, Waterproofing Kids and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Director Hasan earned two master’s degrees from the University of Iowa and is a fellow of two professional societies in addition to Rotary International. He was first elected to his seat in November 2020 and was re-elected in November 2022. His term on the Board expires December 1, 2026.

Gordon Kimball
DIVISION 1

Appointed to the UWCD Board of Directors (replacing Edwin T. McFadden III) in June of 2022, Gordon Kimball ran unopposed in the November 2022 election, retaining his seat on the Board until his current term expires in December 2026.  Mr. Kimball also serves as President of the Fillmore Basin Pumpers Association and, in that role, has represented the association on the Fillmore and Piru Basins Groundwater Sustainability Agency as a Stakeholder Director since the Agency’s formation in 2017. Mr. Kimball is also a Director with the Limoneira Company, a position he has held since 1995 and was also a member of Limoneira’s audit committee. Mr. Kimball is president of Kimball Engineering, which provides race car design and production services, since 1994. He is also managing partner of Kimball Ranches, a 110-acre avocado ranch nestled between Fillmore and Santa Paula, California.

Prior to joining his family’s longstanding farming interest in the Fillmore and Santa Paula area, Mr. Kimball designed Formula One race cars in England and Italy for McLaren International, Ferrari and Benetton Racing. He has also designed Indianapolis race cars for Parnelli Jones, Chaparral and Patrick Racing teams.

Mr. Kimball graduated from Stanford University, earning both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering.

2024 REPRESENTATION

COALITION OF LABOR, AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS (CoLAB)

  • Mauricio Guardado

  • Anthony Emmert

  • John Lindquist

FILLMORE AND PIRU BASINS GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY

  • Gordon Kimball

  • Anthony Emmert

FOX CANYON GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AGENCY

  • Lynn Maulhardt

  • Sheldon Berger (alternate)

MOUND BASIN GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY

  • Catherine Keeling

VENTURA COUNTY AWA Board of Directors

  • Sheldon Berger

VENTURA COUNTY AWA Water Issues Committee

  • Mohammed Hasan

  • Sheldon Berger (alternate)

VENTURA COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION

  • Mohammed Hasan

VENTURA WATER COMMISSION

  • Mohammed Hasan

REGIONAL DEFENSE PARTNERSHIP

BOARD DOCUMENTS

United Water Conservation District Board of Directors Meetings typically occur on the second Wednesday of each month, with no meeting held in August.

United Water Conservation District Board of Directors Meetings typically occur on the second Wednesday of each month, with no meeting held in August.

2024 UWCD Regular Board Meeting Dates

January 10, 2024 July 10, 2024
February 14, 2024 August – DARK (no meeting)
March 13, 2024 September 11, 2024
April 10, 2024 October 9, 2024
May 15, 2024 (Third Wednesday)* November 13, 2024
June 12, 2024 December 11, 2024

*date changed to accommodate Directors participation at Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

UWCD Board of Directors Policies (amended March 9, 2022)

BOARD DOCUMENTS

United Water Conservation District Board of Directors Meetings typically occur on the second Wednesday of each month, with no meeting held in August.

United Water Conservation District Board of Directors Meetings typically occur on the second Wednesday of each month, with no meeting held in August.

2024 UWCD Regular Board Meeting Dates

January 10, 2024 July 10. 2024
February 14, 2024 August – DARK (no meeting)
March 13, 2024 September 11, 2024
April 10, 2024 October 9, 2024
May 15, 2024 (Third Wednesday)* November 13, 2024
June 12, 2024 December 11, 2024

*date changed to accommodate Directors participation at Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

Consisting of the Board’s three officers, overall responsibility for Governance Issues and Human Resources.  Meetings are called by the President of the Board.

  • Sheldon G. Berger, President
  • Lynn E. Maulhardt, Vice President
  • Catherine P. Keeling, Secretary/Treasurer

Finance Committee

Reviews United’s ongoing financial status, including reserves and performance versus budget, and reviews possible financial impacts associated with District initiatives and issues and also oversees District risk management.  Meetings are nine days before the Regular Monthly Board Meeting.

  • Lynn E. Maulhardt – Chair
  • Catherine P. Keeling
  • Vacant

Water Resources Committee

Oversees status of and issues associated with the groundwater basins of the District, including overdraft, seawater intrusion, replenishment, water conservation, GMA issues, GSA coordination, groundwater quality and modeling. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month.

  • Vacant – Chair
  • Mohammed Hasan
  • Gordon Kimball

Engineering and Operations Committee

Provides oversight of on-going District operations, including equipment acquisition, near-term capital project planning, Dam safety and operation and maintenance of District facilities. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

  • Lynn E. Maulhardt- Chair
  • Catherine P. Keeling
  • Vacant

Recreation Committee

Committee oversees Lake Piru Recreation Area, Park Ranger staff, and concessionaires. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month.

  • Gordon Kimball – Chair
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

Consisting of the Board’s three officers, overall responsibility for Governance Issues and Human Resources.  Meetings are called by the President of the Board.

  • Bruce E. Dandy, President
  • Sheldon G. Berger, Vice President
  • Lynn E. Maulhardt, Secretary/Treasurer

Finance Committee

Reviews United’s ongoing financial status, including reserves and performance versus budget, and reviews possible financial impacts associated with District initiatives and issues and also oversees District risk management.  Meetings are nine days before the Regular Monthly Board Meeting.

  • Lynn E. Maulhardt – Chair
  • Catherine P. Keeling
  • Vacant

Water Resources Committee

Oversees status of and issues associated with the groundwater basins of the District, including overdraft, seawater intrusion, replenishment, water conservation, GMA issues, GSA coordination, groundwater quality and modeling. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month.

  • Daniel C. Naumann – Chair
  • Mohammed Hasan
  • Gordon Kimball

Engineering and Operations Committee

Provides oversight of on-going District operations, including equipment acquisition, near-term capital project planning, Dam safety and operation and maintenance of District facilities. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

  • Lynn E. Maulhardt- Chair
  • Catherine P. Keeling
  • Daniel C. Naumann

Recreation Committee

Committee oversees Lake Piru Recreation Area, Park Ranger staff, and concessionaires. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month.

  • Sheldon G. Berger – Chair
  • Daniel C. Naumann
  • Gordon Kimball