Former Sweetwater Authority and South Bay Irrigation District Division 2 representative, James “Jim” Doud, Sr., died November 22, 2012 in Chula Vista. Doud served as an elected water official from 1995 to 2008. He was 77.
Doud is remembered as an active voice on a number of local and regional water boards. During his time as a Sweetwater Authority director, he served on the California Special District Association - San Diego Chapter, the Western Coalition of Arid States, the National Water Resources Association, the Association of California Water Agencies, and the Chula Vista Interagency Water Task Force.
Doud, a retired engineer, had a keen interest in supporting local water reliability and safety. In addition to his involvement in water issues, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce.
A memorial service in his honor will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 3149 Main Street, Chula Vista, on December 15, at noon.
Sweetwater Authority, a joint powers public agency, provides public water service to approximately 186,000 people residing in National City and the South Bay Irrigation District (which includes portions of Chula Vista and most of Bonita).