New Board President and Vice President Selected To Lead Central Basin Board Of Directors

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Priscilla Segura
Phone: (323) 201- 5504

Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Board of Directors have selected Division V Director Phillip Hawkins to serve as the Board President and Division II Director Pedro Aceituno to serve as Board Vice President.  Both Directors have also been appointed as representatives on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors.

Director Phillip Hawkins represents the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Paramount and Signal Hill. President Hawkins is in his 20th year of service on the Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors. He also previously served as one of the District’s representatives to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors.

“It is an honor to be able to serve the cities and communities in our service area as Board President during this critical time for water in California,” said Board President Phillip Hawkins. “The District remains focused on continuing to provide regional sustainability by expanding our recycled water system and connecting more users.”

Director Pedro Aceituno represents the cities of Bell Gardens, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera, West Whittier-Los Nietos, and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Director Aceituno was recently elected to the Central Basin Board of Directors and brings 17 years of experience as a public servant.

“I would like to thank my colleagues for their support in selecting me to serve as Board Vice President and as representative to the Metropolitan Water District,” said Director Pedro Aceituno. “We will work collaboratively to ensure that our customers are best served by Central Basin.”

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Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of nearly 1.7 million people. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.

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