Board of Directors2018-11-26T19:11:42+00:00

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 private well owner representatives.

County of Santa Cruz:  John Leopold, Bruce McPherson, and J.M. Brown (Alternate)

City of Santa Cruz:  Doug Engfer and David Baskin (Alternate)

City of Scotts Valley:  Donna Lind and Jack Dilles (Alternate)

San Lorenzo Valley Water District:  Chuck Baughman (Vice Chair), Gene Ratcliffe, and Margaret Bruce (Alternate)

Scotts Valley Water District:  Chris Perri (Chair), Ruth Stiles, and Danny Reber (Alternate)

Mount Hermon Association:  Dale Pollock and Bryan Hayes (Alternate)

Well Owner Representatives:  Angela Franklin (Secretary) and Edan Cassidy (Alternate)


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

Support Staff

County of Santa Cruz:  John Ricker

San Lorenzo Valley Water District:  Jen Michelsen

Scotts Valley Water District:  Piret Harmon