Don Galleano is currently serving his third term representing Division 4 on the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors. With a population of more than 175,000, Division 4 includes the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley and Norco, and the communities of Mira Loma, Rubidoux and Glen Avon. A member agency of Metropolitan Water District, Western serves a population of roughly one million across a 527-square mile service area.
As a representative for Western’s interests in the greater watershed, Galleano also serves on the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, one of California’s leading regional water agencies whose mission is to plan and build facilities that protect the water quality in the watershed. Galleano is proud to work collaboratively with SAWPA’s member agencies, which include Eastern Municipal Water District, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Orange County Water District, in addition to Western.
Prior to joining Western, Galleano served for nearly 25 years on the Jurupa Community Services District Board of Directors. He is also past president of the Western Riverside County Businessman’s Association and the Jurupa Chamber of Commerce.
Galleano is a third-generation winegrower at the Historic Cantu-Galleano Ranch in Mira Loma. He is past chairman of the National Orange Show and currently serves as the chairman of the Pacific Rim Wine Competition.
A third generation Southern California wine grower, Mr. Galleano is the owner of Galleano Winery in Mira Loma.