The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who are elected to overlapping four year terms in odd-numbered years. The District has five separate election divisions, each represented by a director residing in, and elected by the voters of, the division. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting District policy and establishing long-range goals and direction for the District to ensure that its operations continue to run efficiently and effectively, both today and in the decades to come.
|Division I||Division II||Division III||Division IV||Division V|
|First Vice President
||Second Vice President
|Allen L. Wu||Edwin M. Hilden||Theresa Lee||Theodore L. Ebenkamp||Scarlett P. Kwong|
|Term of Office
|Term of Office
|Term of Office 2016-2017||Term of Office
|Term of Office
|[Year First Elected/Appointed to the Board of Directors - Year Current Term Expires]|
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Walnut and a portion of West Covina
Allen L. Wu
Dr. Wu has been a Walnut resident since 1989. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. While he was a Ph.D. candidate, he served as the field research engineer with the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulics. In that capacity, he was responsible for more than four hundred groundwater wells in Los Angeles County to assess water supply and conservation.
Dr. Wu is a registered Civil Engineer and is a project manager for a State agency. He has managed and delivered multi-million dollars projects within schedule, scope and cost. Dr. Wu serves as Chair of the District's Finance Committee and Engineering Committee, and an alternate member of the Public Information/ Legislative Action committees. He also serves as a Board Member of the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA/JPIA) and a Commissioner of the Puente Basin Water Agency. Prior to serving the District, Dr. Wu served as a Commissioner and Vice Chair of the City of Walnut’s Parks & Recreation Commission. While serving as a Commissioner, his strong focus was balancing the needs between preservation of the community versus development. He is a strong advocate for equestrian trails and maintenance of open space.
North Diamond Bar
Edwin M. Hilden
Mr. Hilden has been a resident of Diamond Bar since 1966 and is a Certified Financial Planner. He obtained his Certified Financial Planning® (CFP) and Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designations from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO. Mr. Hilden has served three terms as WVWD Board President and has also serves as Commissioner of the Pomona-Walnut-Rowland Joint Water Line Commission. Currently, Mr. Hilden serves as a member to the District’s Public Information/Legislative Action and Personnel Committees. He is also the representative to the Three Valley's Municipal Water District, an alternate board member of the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA/JPIA), and the District's ACWA voting delegate.
Mr. Hilden has completed extensive education and training through the California Special Districts Governance Academy in the areas of Governance Foundations, Setting Direction and Community Leadership, The Board's Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability, and The Board's Role in Human Resources. As a long-time Diamond Bar resident, he has served the local community through his active involvement in a number of community service activities and organizations for many years. The successful "Shop Diamond Bar" slogan and program was launched during his Presidency on the Diamond Bar Chamber of Commerce in 1989. Mr. Hilden served in the United States Airforce from 1952-1961, as a member of an air crew.
South Diamond Bar
Ms. Theresa Lee, a resident of Diamond Bar, is the most recent member of the Walnut Valley Water District Board of Directors, having been sworn in at the District’s January 19, 2016 Board meeting. As a member of the Board of Directors, Ms. Lee now also serves as a member of the District’s Finance Committee and an alternate on the Engineering and Special Projects Committee.
Ms. Lee is the current owner of a customer brokerage company and is a member of the Foreign Trade Association and the National Customers Brokers & Forwarders Association of America. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Biology from the University of Southern California.
Ms. Lee has been and remains very active in many community service organizations. Just some of the associations in which Ms. Lee volunteers her time include the United Abacus Arithmetic Association, the Chinese Institute of Engineers at Southern California, the Diamond Bar Chinese American Association, Diamond Bar Friends of the Library, and the Guitar Foundation of America.
On a personal note, Ms. Lee is married and has two children. Back to top...
Rowland Heights and a portion of South Diamond Bar
Theodore L. Ebenkamp
Dr. Ebenkamp has been a resident of the Rowland Heights/Diamond Bar area since 1970. He holds Master of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Southern California and retired from the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center in 1996 after a 27-year career during which he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy and in various professional and managerial positions, including: Acting Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Senior Pharmacist, and Nuclear Pharmacist.
Dr. Ebenkamp represents the residents of Division IV of the Walnut Valley Water District. As Board member, he served as the 2015 Board President and currently is a member of the District's Engineering Committee and alternate member of the Personnel Committee. Additionally, he is a Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Puente Basin Water Agency, a Joint Powers Authority of the Walnut and Rowland Water Districts and is the District’s representative on the Government Affairs Committee of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. In conjunction with those duties, Director Ebenkamp is the WVWD's Alternate Representative to the Three Valley's Water District and Alternate ACWA Voting Delegate.
Dr. Ebenkamp is a board member and past president of the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council, serves on the Citizens Oversight Committee of Mt. San Antonio College, and is a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Water Appeals Board.
Portions of Diamond Bar, West Covina, Pomona, and Industry
Scarlett P. Kwong
Ms. Kwong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math/Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She was formally a Project Engineer/Planning and Budget Manager in aerospace companies developing software systems for NASA Satellite Systems, and later, for Commercial Airline's In-Flight Entertainment Systems.
Ms. Kwong is the WVWD 2016 Board President and also serves as Chair of both the Personnel and Public Information/Legislative Action Committees and an alternate member to the Finance committee. Additionally, she is a Commissioner on the Pomona-Walnut-Rowland Joint Water Line Commission. A Diamond Bar/Walnut resident since 1998, Ms. Kwong is active in many school and community organizations. Currently she is the President of the Chinese Institute of Engineers - Southern California Chapter and Board member of the Miss Diamond Bar Pageant. Back to top...
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