The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Board of Directors has appointed Kenneth J. Petersen, P.E. to fill a seat recently vacated by a resignation. Petersen, will fill the remaining term, representing Division 3 which will expire on Jan. 1, 2025.
During a special board meeting held on Aug. 29, 2022, the SCV Water Board interviewed 11 applicants to fill the vacated seat. Residents of Division 3 were invited to apply. Requirements were to be age 18 or older and a registered voter.
Petersen was selected to fill the vacant seat. He was sworn in on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. He is a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and a consulting civil engineer. Previously Petersen held the position of General Manager of the Valencia Water Company until the company was dissolved into the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency in 2017.
During his career, he held board of director positions related to the Santa Maria groundwater adjudication, Los Osos Groundwater litigation and Ojai Groundwater Management Agency. In Orange County he served as on the board of the South Orange County Wastewater Authority.
Petersen will serve on the Engineering and Operations Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee. The position will fill the remaining life of the term which ends on Jan. 1, 2025 and is subject to public election in November 2024.
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency is a full-service regional water agency located in the sCV. SCV Water provides water service to approximately 75,000 business and residential customers. It was formed on Jan. 1, 2018, when local water suppliers combined into one integrated, regional water provider. More information can be found at SCV Water.
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