Learn about public office and serving on DWA’s Board of Directors in these candidate workshops

PALM SPRINGS – Voters will elect three Desert Water Agency representatives 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 tap water service to Palm Springs and a portion of Cathedral City, is run by a publicly elected Board of Directors with five members. The November 2022 election will finalize DWA’s transition from at-large elections to election-by-division.

DWA will host two Candidate Workshops next week for people interested in serving on the DWA Board of Directors and learning more about public service.

Here are the details:

  • July 25 @ noon at the Desert Hot Springs Library, 14380 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs (lunch provided)
  • July 26 @ 8 a.m. at DWA’s office, 1200 S. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs (breakfast provided)
    RSVP is required for a headcount for meals. E-mail RSVP to Outreach@dwa.org

At the workshops, background information on DWA will be provided and what serving on the Board entails. 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 Board of Directors set policy and make important decisions that affect customers and the community.

Directors receive payment each day they attend an approved meeting for DWA and can opt into health care and other benefits. Board seats in divisions 1, 2 & 3 are up for election. DWA voters living within those divisions can elect representatives on Nov. 8, 2022.

Division 1 encompasses neighborhoods in Palm Springs north of Vista Chino and stretches into north Palm Springs and areas surrounding Desert Hot Springs.

Division 2 & 3 include portions of Desert Hot Springs.

DWA does not provide tap water in Desert Hot Springs but does manage and import water to the region, which is used in the Desert Hot Springs area.

For more information about divisions or to view a divisions map, click here.

About DWA
Desert Water Agency is a public, not-for-profit agency and a State Water Contractor, serving a 325-square-mile area, including parts of Cathedral City, outlying county areas, 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. An elected five-member board sets policy and represents the ratepayers. For more information, please click here or contact Public Affairs & Water Planning Director Ashley Metzger at (760) 323-4971 ext. 184, Ashley@dwa.org

Image Sources

  • Division Map for Candidate Workshop Outreach: DWA