Board of Directors

Western’s five-member board of directors comprise the governing body of Western. Western’s Board of Directors are responsible to the members of the public of their respective division, and to the general public within the Western service area, for the proper conduct of Western affairs.

Directors are elected to four-year terms by the registered voters in five geographic divisions. Divisions are apportioned by population. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity. Directors must reside within their elected division.

Board of Directors Meetings

Western’s Board of Directors generally meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room located at 14205 Meridian Parkway in Riverside, California.

All Board Meetings are open to the public. Click here to view meeting agendas and minutes.

  1. Division 1   Steve Adams
  2. Division 2   Gracie Torres
  3. Division 3   Brenda Dennstedt
  4. Division 4   Donald D. Galleano
  5. Division 5   S.R. "Al" Lopez

Director Steve AdamsDivision 1

Steve Adams

An experienced and committed public servant, Director Steve Adams was appointed to the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Director Adams represents Division 1, which includes a portion of the City of Riverside located north of Highway 91 and extending to the San Bernardino County line. 

Prior to his appointment, Director Adams served 4 terms on the Riverside City Council as the Council Member of Ward 7. During his time on the Council, Director Adams advocated for the residents of the City and had a strong rapport with his constituents. 

Director Adams is a retiree of the Riverside Police Department Gang and SWAT Teams where he served for 15 years, retiring due to injuries sustained in the line of duty. 

He is a long-time resident of the city of Riverside, living within the Division 1 boundary for more than 50 years. He and his wife, Maryann, reside in the La Sierra neighborhood where they have been able to enjoy and witness the development and beautification of every part of the city. 

Director Adams has a passion for public service and is committed to representing Division 1.

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