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SCWC Board elects San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford as Chair

A photo of a woman with the text New Board Chair is the Hon. Janice Rutherford
July 30, 2020

The Southern California Water Coalition (SCWC) announced today that Janice Rutherford, Supervisor for San Bernardino County’s 2nd District, will join the SCWC’s leadership team as Chair of the organization’s Board of Trustees.

“I’m so grateful to be serving a collaborative partnership dedicated to Southern California’s water needs,” said Rutherford.

Rutherford has a long history in public service, including serving on Fontana City Council in 2000 where she served three terms, serving on the Parks and Recreation Commission as well as the Fontana Planning Commission. Rutherford was then elected to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and was selected to serve as Chair of the board in 2013, consequently reelected as Second District Supervisor in 2014, and re-elected again in 2018.

“We’re very fortunate to have an experienced and passionate community leader joining the force for the advancement of water policy and state water resource education,” said SCWC Executive Director, Charles Wilson. “I’m so pleased to welcome her as our new chair.”

Rutherford currently serves on many boards with the County, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. With over a decade of experience serving on City Council as well as many awards and recognitions for her dedication to community service, the SCWC looks forward to Janice Rutherford’s contributions to the coalition.

Established in 1984, the Southern California Water Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state’s water resources. Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Ventura and Kern counties, the SCWC’s members include representatives from business, government, agriculture, water agencies, labor and the general public.