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Posted on: December 9, 2021

SWA Governing Board welcomes new leaders

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At the December 8 Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board meeting, new leadership was appointed for the 2022 term. The Governing Board appointed Alejandra Sotelo-Solis as Board Chair and Paulina Martinez-Perez as Vice Chair.   

“It is an honor to have been elected as chair to help lead this body alongside Vice Chair Paulina Martinez-Perez,” said Chair Sotelo-Solis “This is the first time in history at Sweetwater Authority that two Latina women are in side-by-side executive leadership positions and I’m looking forward to continue working to address our district’s water needs, conservation efforts and helping to address the needs that COVID-19 has posed for our rate payers. We are stronger together.” 

The South Bay Irrigation District (SBID) also appointed new officers at its December 8 meeting. Paulina Martinez-Perez will serve as President and Josie Calderon-Scott will serve as Vice President. These terms will be in place in 2022. 

The Authority’s Governing Board is composed of seven members; five directors are elected by division by the citizens of the SBID, and two directors are appointed by the Mayor of National City, subject to City Council confirmation.

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