Board of Directors

Regular Meetings

  • Two regular Board of Directors meetings each month, the evening meetings will be held on a Wednesday toward the beginning of the month at 5:30 p.m. and the second Board meeting will be held on a Friday at 7:30 a.m.

    If closed session is scheduled on the Wednesday evening agenda, the closed session will start at 5:30 p.m., and a start time for open session (general business) will be noticed for a time no later than 7 p.m. If closed session is not scheduled, the meeting will start with general business at 5:30 p.m.

  • District main office
    26111 Antonio Parkway
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    In the event of an emergency, meetings may be held as authorized by Executive Order issued by the Governor.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Charles Gibson

Charles T. Gibson

President, Finance and Administration Committee, External and Legislative Affairs Committee

Term 2020 to 2024

Justin McCusker

Justin McCusker

Vice President, Engineering and Operations Committee, External and Legislative Affairs Committee

Term 2018-2022

Frank Ury

Frank Ury

Director and Engineering and Operations Committee

Term: 2020-2024

Saundra Jacobs

Saundra F. Jacobs

Director and Water Quality and Treatment Committee

Term 2018-2022

Betty Olson

Betty H. Olson, Ph. D.

Director, Water Quality and Treatment Committee, Finance and Administration Committee

Term 2020-2024


SMWD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors elected by residents within the District’s boundaries. These five elected officials are responsible for District policies and decision making on a large range of issues. The Board’s policies are administered and implemented by the General Manager, who is appointed by the Board.

Public elections are held every two years and Directors serve four year terms (for information on elections please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters). Director terms are staggered to ensure continuity.  Appointments to the Board are made as necessitated by a resignation or other incidental vacating of a Board seat. The Board may make an appointment to fill the vacancy, call a special election, or defer to the County subject to law.