The Tulare County Water Commission is designed to examine a wide variety of water issues that impact Tulare County. The Water Commission serves as an advisory body to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors. The Commission is made up of local water experts including engineers, water district managers, elected officials and community activists.
When does the Water Commission meet?
The Tulare County Water Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 3 p.m. unless otherwise noticed. The Water Commission does not meet in December.
Where does the Water Commission meet?
The Tulare County Water Commission meets in the Board of Supervisors chambers, 2800 W. Burrel Ave., Visalia, CA 93291.
The Tulare County Water Commission is made up of nine voting members. Five are appointed by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors by Supervisorial district, and three are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill at-large seats. The final voting member is appointed by the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG). Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida was appointed by the Board of Supervisors as the non-voting Chairman of the Tulare County Water Commission and Tulare County Supervisor Pete Vander Poel was appointed by the Board of Supervisors as the alternate non-voting Chairman.
District One Appointee: Paul Boyer, Self Help Enterprises
District Two Appointee: Dale Brogan, Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District
District Three Appointee: Mark Larsen, Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District
District Four Appointee: Chris Kapheim, Alta Irrigation District
District Five Appointee: Richard L. Schafer, R.L. Schafer and Associates
At-Large Appointee: VACANT
At-Large Appointee: Susana DeAnda, Community Water Center
At-Large Appointee: Larry Peltzer, Peltzer Enterprises
Tulare County Association of Governments: Rudy Mendoza, Woodlake City Council
(non-voting) Allen Ishida, Tulare County Board of Supervisors (Water Commission Chairman)
(non-voting) Pete Vander Poel, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
For additional information, contact:
Denise England, Water Resources Program Manager
County of Tulare