Lake Forest, CA — The El Toro Water District (ETWD) recently appointed Laguna Woods resident Kay Havens to its Board of Directors. She fills a vacancy opened after former Board of Directors member Scott F. Goldman moved from the district.
“We’re thrilled to have such a qualified community member fill this role. Her local involvement and water quality knowledge are synergistic with ETWD’s mission”, stated Bob Hill, General Manager.
With a highly qualified academic and leadership background, Havens brings ample expertise to her new role. Havens’ Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ecology from University of California at Irvine (UCI) includes specializations in environmental analysis and water quality. Additionally, she completed the Teacher Education program at UCI obtaining a K-12 teaching credential. Her involvement with the University of California Cooperative Extension and Masters Gardeners of Orange County and Speakers Bureau, have allowed her to develop state and international award-winning public education programs. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Great Park Garden Coalition.
“Time and time again Kay has shown leadership in the community. We are fortunate that Kay will be part of our Board” said Board President Jose Vergara. “We can only benefit from her expertise in public education programs, community engagement, and many other areas. We look forward to working with her to expand our landscape education workshops.”
Havens’ community involvement includes organizations such as Irvine Meals on Wheels, US Masters Swimming, and Irvine Swim League. As a safety advocate she is involved in disaster preparedness.
The El Toro Water District is a District of Distinction accredited by the Special District Leadership Foundation because of its commitment to good governance and to ethical and sound operating practices. ETWD provides full‐service potable water, wastewater and recycled water for use across portions of the cities of Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo and the entire city of Laguna Woods. ETWD is governed by a five member Board of Directors.
The mission of El Toro Water District is to provide its customers a safe, adequate and reliable supply of water and wastewater service in an environmentally and economically responsible way.