PALMDALE — Palmdale Water District General Manager Dennis LaMoreaux is seeking to bring his 30-plus years experience in special districts to the state organization for such districts.
He is a candidate for the Southern Network Board of Directors for the California Special Districts Association.
The association is a nonprofit promoting good governance and improved local services through professional development, advocacy and other services for special districts such as water, fire, cemetery and healthcare.
It provides education and training, insurance programs, legal advice, industry-wide litigation and public relations support, legislative advocacy and capital improvement and equipment funding.
It also ensures members have current information important to management and operational effectiveness, according to the CSDA website.
The association consists of six networks throughout the state, each with three directors serving on the statewide 18-member board.
LaMoreaux is one of at least six candidates for a three-year term representing the Southern Network, which includes the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego and Imperial counties.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be nominated for the important task of representing the special districts of the Southern Network,” LaMoreaux said. “I fully understand the important role special districts play to efficiently provide services for the people of Los Angeles County and California. I look forward to strengthening the understanding of our role and helping ensure we remain viable.”
LaMoreaux was nominated by the Palmdale Water District Board of Directors in March, and the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency Board of Directors supported his nomination this week.
“Dennis’ dedication, loyalty, knowledge and work ethic have made him a stellar leader for Palmdale Water District,” PWD Board President Vincent Dino said. “We are confident that he will be a true asset to the Southern Network Board.”
Voting for the Southern Network Board seat will take place between June 17 and Aug. 9, with each of the nearly 200 participating special districts allowed one vote.
If elected, LaMoreaux’s duties as director will include attending board meetings every two months in Sacramento, as well as committee meetings held three to five times annually.
He will also be required to attend the annual Special District Legislative Days and the CSDA Annual Conference.