Board of Directors

Regular Meetings

  • Two Regular Board meetings each month, the evening meetings will be held the first Wednesday of the month, except January, July, and December having alternate dates, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. The second Board meeting of the month will begin at 7:30 a.m. on a Friday.
  • Note: Wednesday Board meetings now take place at 5:30 p.m. If there is a closed session scheduled on the agenda, the closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and open session (general business) will begin promptly at 7 p.m. If closed session is not scheduled, the meeting will begin with general business at 5:30 p.m.
  • District main office
    26111 Antonio Parkway
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Betty Olson

Betty H. Olson, Ph. D.

President, Finance and Administration Committee, Water Quality and Treatment Committee

Term 2016-2020

Charles Gibson

Charles T. Gibson

Vice President and Engineering and Operations Committee

Term 2016 to 2020

Justin McCusker

Justin McCusker

Director and Water Quality and Treatment Committee

Term 2018-2022

Frank Ury

Frank Ury

Director and Engineering and Operations Committee

Term: 2019-2020

Saundra Jacobs

Saundra F. Jacobs

Director and Finance and Administration Committee

Term 2018-2022


SMWD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors elected by residents within the District’s boundaries. These five elected officials are responsible for District policies and decision making on a large range of issues. The Board’s policies are administered and implemented by the General Manager, who is appointed by the Board.

Public elections are held every two years and Directors serve four year terms (for information on elections please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters). Director terms are staggered to ensure continuity.  Appointments to the Board are made as necessitated by a resignation or other incidental vacating of a Board seat. The Board may make an appointment to fill the vacancy, call a special election, or defer to the County subject to law.