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March 22, 2019
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Celebrating Director William “Bill” Stevens

Zone 7 commemorated and celebrated the more than 20-years of service Director William “Bill” Stevens has given to Zone 7 and the Livermore-Amador Valley community at Wednesday’s Board of Directors Meeting. Mr. Stevens was elected to the Board in 1998, served three terms as Vice-President and President of the Board, and retired from the Board in March of this year.

Mr. Stevens was an integral part of the development of many Board-driven initiatives such as the Mission, Vision and Values Statements, and Strategic Planning Priorities for the Agency. Over the years Mr. Stevens served on the Administrative, Finance, Liaison, Water Resources Committees, and many Ad Hoc Committees. His contributions to Zone 7 are numerous and include furthering numerous Flood and Watershed Protection efforts such as the Stream Management Master Plan, Arroyo Mocho Stanley Reach Pilot Project, El Charro Specific Plan Agreement flood control improvements, and Del Valle property acquisition. His contributions on Surface Water Supply improvements include advancing the approvals and construction of ozonation projects at both the Patterson Pass and Del Valle Water Treatment Plants, as well as enlargement of the South Bay Aqueduct and improvements in conveyance. He had a hand in completing and approving numerous plans and policies such as the Water Reliability Policy, Zone 7 Water Quality Management Plan, Water Supply Evaluation, Urban Water Management Plan, Lake H, I, and Cope Lake Management Plan, and Chain of Lakes Use Evaluation. Mr. Stevens also played a role in the development and approval of numerous Groundwater Supply efforts including the Groundwater Management Plan, Salt and Nutrient Management Plans, Well Master Plan, and Sustainable Groundwater Management Ordinance.

Mr. Stevens was new to the complexities and challenges facing water suppliers and flood control agencies when he was first elected to Zone 7’s Board in 1998 but he soon became a champion of long-term planning. Mr. Stevens has been a tireless supporter of long-term water supply projects like California WaterFix, which is critical to protecting and restoring the Valley’s water supply reliability, and water quality maintenance and improvement measures such as the ozonation projects at Patterson Pass and Del Valle Water Treatment Plants.

We thank Mr. Stevens for his many contributions, for encouraging innovation and fiscal responsibility, and for exemplifying the highest ethical standards in his service to the Livermore-Amador Valley community. Zone 7 wishes Mr. Stevens well in his retirement.

After more than 20 years on the Zone 7 Board of Directors, Bill Stevens retired this March. Join us in thanking him for his many contributions and wishing him well in his retirement. 

Upcoming Meetings:

Water Resources Committee Meeting

Date: Mon., March. 25, 2019, 4 p.m.
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore

Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Wed., April. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore

Livermore Valley Water Financing Authority Meeting (if needed)

Date: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore  

Board of Directors Vacancy

Director Stevens’ retirement leaves a vacancy on the Board of Directors, which Zone 7 will be actively recruiting to fill. Applicants must be registered voters in the Zone 7 Water Agency district. This will be an appointed position that lasts until the next general district election in March 2020. The individual elected during the March 2020 election would serve for two years, until the end of Director Stevens’ original term in 2022, and could stand for re-election in the June 2022 election. Zone 7 must fill the vacancy within 60 days, per Alameda County regulations.

The seven-member Board of Directors is elected by the community to provide strategic guidance and planning for Zone 7's policies, programs and finances. Board members serve four-year terms and represent the public throughout the Livermore-Amador Valley. More information about the board and board members can be found at http://zone7water.com/about-us/board-of-directors.

The period for obtaining and filing applications will be March 21, 2019 through April 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be conducted at a special Board Meeting on May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with the goal of appointing a Director at that meeting. If the Board needs additional time a second meeting will be held on May 10, 2019. Interested candidates can pick up applications at the Zone 7 Offices located at 100 North Canyons Parkway in Livermore, or online at www.zone7water.com.
 

Upcoming Events

  • April 14, 11:00 amSunol Wildflower Festival. The hills are bursting with colors, as we celebrate the season. Hikes throughout the park get people into the blooms, while games, crafts, and activities offer something for everyone on the valley floor. Zone 7 will be exhibiting the floodplain model. Kids can come by for a free conservation coloring book. There is no cost for the event, parking is $5 (cash only), carpooling encouraged.
  • April 10, 11 am – PPWTP Upgrades and Ozonation Project Groundbreaking Ceremony. Zone 7 will celebrate the project groundbreaking with a special ceremony at the Patterson Pass Water Treatment Plant. Mayor of Livermore John Marchand will speak at the event. Refreshments provided. RSVP here.
  • May 4, 10:00 am-3:00 pmLivermore Innovation Fair. This a project targeted to bring STEM + Arts excitement in the Tri-Valley area. It is a free, family-friendly showcase of discovery and imagination that is equal parts science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show, and community carnival. Zone 7 will have a booth with STEM related activities for kids.
  • May 5, 2019, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm – Dublin Pride Week: Lawn to Garden Party. This inspiring and informative one-day workshop is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water-efficient landscaping. Experts will provide advice on landscape design, plants, and drip irrigation.  Also, participants will learn about Zone 7’s Water Efficient Rebate Program. Online registration will be open the last week of March.
  • May 4, 10:00 am– 5:00 pmBringing Back the Natives Garden Tour. Zone 7 sponsors this self-guided tour and online registration is open. There is a list of gardens locations in both Alameda and Contra Costa County. There are four gardens in Livermore and one in San Ramon. 
Mission Statement:
Zone 7 Water Agency is committed to providing a reliable supply of high quality water
and an effective flood control system to the Livermore-Amador Valley. In fulfilling our present and future commitments to the community, we will develop and manage the water resources in a fiscally responsible, innovative, proactive, and environmentally sensitive way.

Vision Statement:
To be recognized as the platinum standard water and flood control district in which to live, work and do business by enhancing the quality of life, economic vitality and environmental health of the communities we serve.

Values:
OPEN AND TRANSPARENT -- The Board's meetings and communications shall be open and public, except when the Brown Act authorizes otherwise.
CUSTOMER SERVICE -- Our commitment to the community requires prompt, respectful and courteous relations with our customers, both internal and external, as well as pursuing community partnerships and collaboration with     other area public agencies when beneficial to the public.
INTEGRITY -- We practice the highest ethical standards and maintain open, honest communications at all levels of the organization at all times.
FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE -- We will operate in a productive, cost effective, transparent and efficient manner to ensure sound financial stability.
ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE -- In carrying out our mission, we are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the environment while complying with regulations.
INNOVATIVE/PROACTIVE -- We encourage innovation, creativity and ingenuity, seeking constant improvement and keeping up with the latest economical technologies and management practices.
SAFETY -- We are committed to public and employee safety to maintain a healthy work environment.  We work safely and provide safe products and services.
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT -- We foster a respect for diversity, equality, a spirit of performance-based accountability and productivity along with personal and professional growth for all team members so as to achieve excellence through the collective energy that comes from a work environment where each employee can flourish and succeed to their highest potential.
Copyright © 2013 Zone 7 Water Agency, All rights reserved.

Contact Information:
Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551
925-454-5000
 
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