The Desert Water Agency organizes two workshops for candidates
Learn about public service and serving on the DWA Board of Directors in these Candidate Workshops
PALM SPRINGS — Voters will elect three representatives of the Desert Water Agency in November. Any potential candidate has the opportunity to attend two candidate workshops to learn more.
DWA, which manages water in the western Coachella Valley and provides piped water service to Palm Springs and part of Cathedral City, is governed by a five-member publicly elected board of directors. The November 2022 election will finalize DWA’s transition from general to split elections.
DWA will be hosting two Candidate Workshops next week for those interested in serving on the DWA Board of Directors and learning more about public service.
Here are the details:
- July 25 at noon at the Desert Hot Springs Library, 14380 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs (lunch provided)
- July 26 at 8 a.m. at the DWA office, 1200 S. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs (breakfast provided)
RSVP is required for a meal count. Send an RSVP email to [email protected]
During the workshops, general information about DWA will be provided and what it means to serve on the board. Information on running for office and the nomination period which runs until August 12 will also be shared.
Public service can be very rewarding and is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved in their community.
DWA’s Board of Directors sets policy and makes important decisions that affect customers and the community.
Directors receive payment each day they attend a DWA-approved meeting and may opt in to health care and other benefits. Board seats for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 are up for election. DWA voters living in these divisions can elect representatives on November 8, 2022.
Division 1 encompasses the neighborhoods of Palm Springs north of Vista Chino and extends to northern Palm Springs and around Desert Hot Springs.
Divisions 2 and 3 include parts of Desert Hot Springs.
DWA does not supply tap water to Desert Hot Springs, but manages and imports water into the area, which is used in the Desert Hot Springs area.
For more information on divisions or to view a map of divisions, click here.
Desert Water Agency is a nonprofit public agency and state water contractor, serving an area of 325 square miles, including parts of Cathedral City, outlying areas of the county, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. DWA provides tap water service to Palm Springs and part of Cathedral City. DWA manages and imports water for use in the western Coachella Valley, including Desert Hot Springs. A five-member elected council sets policy and represents ratepayers. For more information, please click here or contact Ashley Metzger, Director of Public Affairs and Water Planning, at (760) 323-4971 ext. 184, [email protected]
- Candidate Workshop Awareness Division Map: DWA