Board of Directors

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency (SMGWA) oversees the groundwater management activities of the Santa Margarita Basin Area in Santa Cruz County, California.  The agency has three member agencies:  Scotts Valley Water District, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, and County of Santa Cruz and is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors comprising of two representatives from each member agency, one representative from the City of Scotts Valley, one from the City of Santa Cruz, one from Mount Hermon Association, and two well owner representatives.

Chris PerriChair
Scotts Valley Water District
cperri@svwd.org

Lois HenryVice Chair
San Lorenzo Valley Water District
lhenry@slvwd.com

Edan Cassidy, Director
Well Owner Representative
ecassidysmgwa@gmail.com

Jack Dilles, Director
City of Scotts Valley
jackdilles@gmail.com

Doug Engfer, Director
City of Santa Cruz Water Department
doug@engfer.com

Angela Franklin, Director
Well Owner Representative
afranklinsmgwa@gmail.com

John LeopoldDirector
County of Santa Cruz
john.leopold@santacruzcounty.us

Bruce McPherson, Director
County of Santa Cruz
bruce.mcpherson@santacruzcounty.us

Dale PollockDirector
Mt. Hermon Association
dale.pollock@mounthermon.org

Ruth StilesDirector
Scotts Valley Water District
rstiles@svwd.org

Stephen Swan, Director
San Lorenzo Valley Water District
sswan@slvwd.com

David Baskin, Alternate Director
City of Santa Cruz Water Department

J.M. Brown, Alternate Director
County of Santa Cruz

VACANT, Alternate Director
San Lorenzo Valley Water District

Bryan Hayes, Alternate Director
Mt. Hermon Association

Donna Lind, Alternate Director
City of Scotts Valley

Danny Reber, Alternate Director
Scotts Valley Water District


The staffing support and funding for the agency is provided by the member agency.

County of Santa Cruz:  John Ricker

San Lorenzo Valley Water District:  Jen Michelsen

Scotts Valley Water District:  Piret Harmon