The County, cities, and water/special districts located within the Orange County and San Diego Regional Water Board boundaries have been meeting since 2003 in an effort to work together on water resource issues and maximize the amount of funding available to the region through Federal, state and local sources. Since that time the group has been successful at securing a $25 million Proposition 50 grant, a $500,000 Proposition 84 planning grant, and have a $2.5 million Proposition 84 implementation grant pending.
In December 2010, the following parties signed the South Orange County Watershed Management Area Cooperative Agreement: County of Orange, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, El Toro Water District, Irvine Ranch Water District, Moulton Niguel Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Santa Margarita Water District, South Coast Water District, South Orange County Wastewater Authority, and Trabuco Canyon Water District.
In April 2011, the South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee held its inaugural meeting. Members of the Executive Committee are elected, appointed, or executive level managers, with one member from each of the signatories to the agreement (the County member, however, represents both the County and the Orange County Flood Control District). It typically meets at least two times a year and meetings are governed by the Brown Act. Staff support is provided by the OC Public Works/OC Watersheds. The Executive Committee provides strategic direction for environmental enhancement programs in the watershed, advocacy of these programs to the elected/appointed boards of the member organizations, and a forum for discussion of watershed environmental issues.
Public Membership Application – SOC WMA Management Committee
The Executive Committee is currently recruiting for a Public Member to serve on its Management Committee for a one year term, beginning July 1, 2015. The Management Committee carries out the work directed by the Executive Committee and comprises senior staff members of the following organizations: County of Orange; cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano; El Toro Water District; Irvine Ranch Water District; Moulton Niguel Water District; Municipal Water District of Orange County; Santa Margarita Water District; South Orange County Wastewater Authority; Trabuco Canyon Water District and a Public Member.
HOW IS THE PUBLIC MEMBER SELECTED?
Candidates will be evaluated by the Management Committee, with final selection by the Executive Committee.
WHO CAN APPLY TO SERVE ON THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE?
Any Orange County citizen 18 years or older may apply to serve as the Public Member on the Management Committee. Potential candidates will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:
- Commitment and ability to participate in up to twelve Management Committee meetings per year. Attendance at quarterly public Executive Committee meetings is recommended, but not required. Please note that both meetings take place during regular business hours.
- Demonstrated interest and history of collaboration with multiple entities with special emphasis on watershed-related activities.
- Lack of conflict of interest.
Interested applicants can submit the application form via email to Jenna Voss no later than April 15, 2015. Please contact Ms. Voss with any questions you may have regarding the application or selection process.
Next Executive Committee meeting date:
Date: June 4, 2015 Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm Location: City of Laguna Niguel Council Chambers, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Public Comments: Speaker Request Form
If there are any questions regarding the details of a document, or to obtain a hard copy or other alternative formats of the original document, or to have a document read to you, please contact the OC Public Works offices:
2301 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA, 92865 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, by email at OC Watersheds, or by phone at (714) 955-0600.
2015 Meeting Documents
- March 12, 2015 Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee Meeting:
2014 Meeting Documents
October 2, 2014 Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee Meeting:
June 5, 2014 South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee Meeting:
February 6, 2014 South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee Meeting:
If you are looking for Agendas or presentations from previous years please use this link.