Board of Directors

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PRESIDENT KATHLEEN WERNER

A retired water chemist, with a degree in chemistry from UCSB, Director Werner has worked in the water field for over 25 years.  She has experience in regulatory and water quality issues and local governance.  Kathleen raised her two children in Goleta and has been an active member of the community.

Goleta Water District Board Term and Committee Assignments

  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2018.  Current term expires in 2022.
  • Chair, Public Information Committee.
  • Member, Administration Committee.

  • Member, Water Management and Long-Range Planning Committee.
  • Member, District-Based Election Committee.

  • Alternate Representative for the District to the Cachuma Operation & Maintenance Board (COMB) and the Cachuma Conservation Release Board (CCRB).

Community Involvement

  • City of Goleta Parks and Recreation Commissioner.
  • Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Juror.
  • PTA Volunteer Kellogg School, Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos High School.
  • Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation Interviewer.

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VICE PRESIDENT FARFALLA BORAH

Ms. Borah is an attorney and worked as an administrator for the University of California Santa Barbara for over 35 years.  A ratepayer and homeowner, she has lived in the Goleta Water District service territory for 16 years.  Ms. Borah has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Barbara College of Law.

Goleta Water District Board Term and Committee Assignments

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2020. Current term expires in 2024.
  • Chair, District-Based Elections Committee.
  • Member, Public Information Committee.
  • Representative for the District to the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA).
  • Alternate Representative for the District to the Goleta Sanitary District (GSD).

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law

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DIRECTOR TOM EVANS

Goleta Water District Board Term and Committee Assignments

  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2018.  Current term expires in 2022.
  • Alternate, Public Information Committee.
  • Alternate, Water Management and Long Range Planning Committee.
  • Member, District-Based Election Committee.
  • Representative for the District to the Santa Barbara County Chapter of the California Special Districts Association (SBCCSDA).
  • Representative for the District to the Goleta Sanitary District (GSD).
  • Alternate Representative for the District at meetings of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) / Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA).

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DIRECTOR LAUREN HANSON

A long-time Goleta Valley resident, Ms. Hanson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

Goleta Water District Board Term and Committee Assignments

  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2008, she served previously as President for two years. In her first year on the board, she served as Vice-President of the Board and Chair of the UCSB Relations Committee. Reelected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. Current term expires in 2024.
  • Chair, Water Management and Long-Range Planning Committee.
  • Alternate, Administration Committee.
  • Member, District-Based Election Committee.
  • Represents the District as a Director at meetings of the Cachuma Operation & Maintenance Board (COMB) and the Cachuma Conservation Release Board (CCRB).
  • Alternate Representative for the District to the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA).

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Goleta Vision Committee and co-author of its report, A Comprehensive Vision for the Eastern Goleta Valley (2006).

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DIRECTOR BILL ROSEN

Mr. Rosen moved to Goleta in 2003 and is a ratepayer of the Goleta Water District. Mr. Rosen is a retired New York attorney experienced in municipal government, having served as County Attorney and as counsel to municipal governments. In addition, Mr. Rosen served as Counsel to the Upper Delaware Council, one of the first cooperative river management programs conducted by the National Park Service and local governments.

Goleta Water District Board Term and Committee Assignments

  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2008, he served as President for five years. Reelected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. Current term expires in 2024.
  • Chair, Administration Committee.
  • Member, District-Based Election Committee.

  • Represents the District at meetings of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) / Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA).
  • Alternate Representative for the District to the Santa Barbara County Chapter of the California Special Districts Association (SBCCSDA).

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Santa Barbara Film Festival.
  • Goleta Area Representative, Santa Barbara Democratic Committee.

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Required FPPC Form 806: Public Official Appointments