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All Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public who wishes to address the Directors at a Board meeting may do so during the portion of the meeting set aside for public comment.

About the Board
The District is governed by a seven-member, elected Board of Directors. The directors serve alternate four-year terms. At its first meeting in December each year, the board elects one of its members as President, one member as Senior Vice President, and the remaining members serve as Vice Presidents. The officers shall serve for a period of one year or until their successors are elected.


RCWD Board of Directors

Stephen J. Corona - Board President
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Biography
Stephen J. Corona was elected to RCWD’s Board in September 2001 with successive re-elections in 2005, 2009, and 2013. His current term expires in December 2017. Mr. Corona served as Senior Vice President of the Board in 2006 and 2013, as President in 2007 and 2014, and has served on various Ad Hoc and Standing Policy Committees of the Board since 2001.

Married with one child, Mr. Corona has resided and farmed in the Temecula area since 1981. As a 1978 graduate of Pepperdine University, Mr. Corona majored in Business Administration and has directed his family’s farm operation as President of the Corona Ranch and the Big Horse Feed Store. The Corona family has raised crops such as avocados, citrus, onions, and sod in both the Santa Rosa and Rancho Divisions of RCWD.

Mr. Corona served 12 years as a Director and past President of the Riverside County Farm Bureau and the Citrus-Vineyard Policy General Plan, and as the first supervisorial district representative with the General Plan Advisory Committee for Riverside County.



 Stephen J. Corona
John E. Hoagland - Senior Vice President
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John E. Hoagland was elected to RCWD’s Board in September 2001 with successive re-elections in 2005, 2009, and 2013. His current term expires in December 2017. Mr. Hoagland served as Senior Vice President of the Board in 2003, 2011, and 2014 and as President in 2004 and 2012.

Having served on various Ad Hoc and Standing Policy Committees of the Board since 2001, Mr. Hoagland currently serves as the Chairman of the Engineering and Operations Committee and is an alternate on the Planning and Administration Committee.

Mr. Hoagland and his wife have resided in the Temecula area since 1987. In 2013, he was appointed and continues to serve on the Southern Coalition Committee.  He is a registered Civil Engineer and has a master’s degree from UCLA in water resources. Mr. Hoagland has over 30 years of professional executive experience managing municipal and special district water and wastewater utilities, and is managing member of John E. Hoagland Associates, Consulting Services.

 John E. Hoagland
Lisa D. Herman - Vice President
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Biography
Lisa D. Herman was first elected to RCWD’s Board in September 1991 to fill the remaining two years of a four-year term. Ms. Herman was re-elected in 1993 and 1997, and was subsequently appointed to the Board in 2001 to fill the remaining two years of a four-year term. Ms. Herman was once again re-elected in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Her current term expires in December 2015. Ms. Herman served as Senior Vice President of the Board in 1995, 2001, and 2009 and served as President in 1996, 2002, and 2010.

Having served on various Ad Hoc and Standing Policy Committees of the Board since 1991, Ms. Herman currently serves as the Chairman for the the Finance and Audit Committee and is an alternate on the Engineering and Operations Committee.

Married with two children, Ms. Herman has resided in the Temecula area since 1986. She worked as an in-house regional counsel for Kaiser Development Company and its successors, Bedford Development Company and Kemper Development Company, until 1996 when she retired.
 Lisa Herman

Bennett R. Drake - Vice President
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Bennett R. Drake was elected to RCWD’s Board in September 2001 with successive re-elections in 2005, 2009, and 2013. His current term expires in December 2017. Mr. Drake served as Senior Vice President in 2004 and 2012 and as President in 2005 and 2013. Having served on various Ad Hoc and Standing Policy Committees of the Board since 2001, Mr. Drake currently serves on the Finance and Audit Committee and the Engineering and Operations Committee.

Married with four children, Mr. Drake has resided and farmed in the Temecula area since 1973. He is president of Drake Enterprises, Inc., located in Temecula, which he has owned and operated for more than 30 years. He manages 825 acres of avocados and 300 acres of vineyards in the Temecula Valley. A 5th generation farmer in Riverside County, Mr. Drake earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Fresno State and was a member of Class XII of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

He is a member of the Agricultural Leadership Associates, a member of UCR Chancellor’s Agricultural Advisory Council, past president of the Riverside County Farm Bureau, a director of the American Viticulture Foundation, past president of the Temecula Valley Winegrape Growers Association, member of the Murrieta / Temecula Group, current chairman for the California Association of Winegrape Growers, member of the California Winegrape Grower Foundation Board, 4H All Star in Riverside County, in 2010 was appointed by California’s governor as a member of the State Board of Food and Agriculture.
 Bennett R. Drake

William E. Plummer - Vice President
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William E. Plummer was first elected to RCWD’s Board in November 2005 with successive re-elections in 2009 and 2013. His current term will expire in December 2017. Mr. Plummer served as Senior Vice President of the Board in 2007 and as President in 2008. Having served on various Ad Hoc and Standing Policy Committees of the Board since 2005, Mr. Plummer currently serves on the Planning and Administration Committee and on the Engineering and Operations Committee.

Married with two children, Mr. Plummer has resided in Temecula for over 25 years. He recently retired as Deputy City Engineer for the City of Carlsbad, and was previously the Chief Engineer / Assistant General Manager at Eastern Municipal Water District. Mr. Plummer’s experience includes 35 years of planning, financing, designing, and constructing water and wastewater systems. He has previously served on the Santa Margarita River Watershed Planning Group and Technical Advisory Committee with the Encina Wastewater Authority, and has helped to coordinate with various San Diego County water agencies to develop recycled water and desalinated seawater supplies. Mr. Plummer holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering.
 William E. Plummer

James “Stew” Stewart - Vice President
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James “Stew” Stewart was elected to RCWD’s Board in 2011. His term will expire in December 2015. Mr. Stewart currently serves as the Chairman of the Planning and Administration Committee and is on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Married with three children and two grandchildren, Mr. Stewart has resided in the Temecula area since 1991. Barbering for over 34 years, he opened his first barbershop in Aurora, Illinois in 1983, and today owns and operates multiple barbershops in the area.
 James Stewart

Roger C. Ziemer - Vice President
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Roger C. Ziemer was elected to RCWD’s Board in 2013.  His term will expire in 2015.  Mr. Ziemer currently serves on the Planning and Administration Committee and is an alternate on the Finance and Audit Committee. 

Mr. Ziemer comes to RCWD with over 33 years of experience in the public utility forum, having served as Regional Public Affairs Manager with the Southern California Gas Company.  He currently provides professional consulting services and contributes to the local community by actively serving on numerous organizations, affiliations, and committees within Southwest Riverside County. 

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