Board of directors

Kathy Dice  - President

  • Kathy was elected to the board in 2018.  She retired from California State Parks as Superintendent of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in 2017 following a 38 year career spanning both State, County and National Parks. Ms. Dice holds a degree from University of California, Berkeley in Biological Sciences. She has been a full time resident of Borrego Springs since 1989 and continues to be involved in many aspects of the community.
  • COMMITTEES: 2019 Town Hall Ad Hoc, Propopsition 68 Funding Ad Hoc, Operations and Infrastructure

Lyle Brecht - Vice President

  • Lyle Brecht, Vice Present. Board member since 2011. Former business development executive and management consultant for both large and small businesses. Former commissioner for a rural water district in Tennessee. Former president of a community planning association in northern Baltimore County. Former policy advisor to Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • He has advanced degrees in business from Harvard Business School and applied ecology from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences.
  • COMMITTEES: Groundwater Sustainability Plan Ad Hoc, Audit ad Hoc

Dave Duncan - Secretary/Treasurer

  • Elected initially in 2018 and his current term expires in 2022.
  • COMMITTEES: Operations and Infrastructure

Ray Delahay - Director

  • Ray Delahay was appointed to the BWD Board in 2014 and has served on a variety of BWD Committees including most recently Public Outreach and Operations and Infrastructure.
  • Mr. Delahay's professional experience includes tenure as an employee of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Diane Johnson - Director

  • ​Diane Johnson was appointed to the BWD Board in 2019 following the retirement of Director Harry Ehrlich
  • COMMITTEES: Grant Funding
  • Johnson served as the Stewardship Council Representative to the Borrego Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee, from the Fall of 2017 through the summer of 2019. This Committee was appointed to advise the Core Team of the GSA on the development of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Borrego Valley Subbasin. In addition, Johnson attended many, many meetings of the BWD Board over the past 5 years.  Prior to retirement, she was a reference librarian in academic, medical, and environmental institutions, including UCSD, UCLA, USC, and under contracts with the National Library of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute and the US EPA.

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​Board of Directors are held every second and fourth Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the District office, 806 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs. Each agenda has a scheduled time for public comments and is available upon request. 

Ad Hoc committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

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