Metro Water District Appoints Santiago, Others to Board

Angel Santiago of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency has been named one of three vice chairs of the 37-member board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Metropolitan board Chair Timothy F. Brick announced Santiago’s appointment to the key board leadership position during the board’s August meeting. Santiago joins John W. Murray of the city of Los Angeles and Fern Steiner of the San Diego County Water Authority as Metropolitan board vice chairs.

In taking the board post, Santiago will fulfill the unexpired vice chair term of Marcie Edwards, the city of Anaheim’s representative who recently retired. That term runs through December 2010.

Santiago was first elected to Inland Empire’s board of directors in November 2002, representing the city of Fontana and portions of Rialto and Bloomington.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource management programs.

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