Laura lives in the Thermalands area, northeast of Lincoln, with her husband Michael and their dog Uli. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1992, majoring in Civil Engineering. She has worked for over 26 years in the field of water resources as a registered civil engineer. Her work experience includes time with both private consulting firms and public agencies. Laura served in the United States Air Force from 1979 to 1982. She now serves her local community on the NID Board utilizing her years of education and experience in the water field. She currently serves as the vice president of the board.
About Division 4
NID’s Division 4 is the southern-most Division of NID, lying completely within Placer County. It is heavily agricultural, with mostly farmland lying between two more urban areas: Lincoln on the west and North Auburn on the east. NID provides both treated water to residential customers and raw water to agricultural customers in Division 4.
The Nevada Irrigation District is an independent special water district by and for the people who live within its 287,000-acre boundaries. NID’s boundaries include much of western Nevada County and parts of northern Placer County.
I am pleased to announce that I was recently elected to serve on the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Region 3 Board for the 2022-2023 term of Office. I will be serving along with 6 representatives from mountain county districts including Placer County Water Agency, Calaveras County Water District, El Dorado Irrigation District, Tahoe Public Utility District, Amador County Water Agency, and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District.
ACWA is the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country representing 460 public agency members who are collectively responsible for 90% of the water delivered to cities, farms, and businesses in CA. The organization structure is divided into 10 regions, allowing for utilities with similar climate and water supply variations to work together on local issues and then come together at the fall and spring conferences to share information. I am very excited to meet and work with other area of origin districts to learn how they are addressing water supply and delivery options, strategic planning, and watershed management.