Regular Meetings

  • Two regular Board of Directors meetings each month, the evening meetings will be held on a Wednesday toward the beginning of the month at 5:30 p.m. and the second Board meeting will be held on a Friday at 8:30 a.m.

    If closed session is scheduled on the Wednesday evening agenda, the closed session will start at 5:30 p.m., and a start time for open session (general business) will be noticed for a time no later than 7 p.m. If closed session is not scheduled, the meeting will start with general business at 5:30 p.m.

  • District main office
    26111 Antonio Parkway
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    In the event of an emergency, meetings may be held as authorized by Executive Order issued by the Governor.

Agendas & Minutes

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


Frank Ury

Frank Ury

Board President, Chair of External and Legislative Affairs Committee; Finance and Administration Committee

Term: 2020-2024
Contact Frank Ury

Saundra Jacobs

Saundra F. Jacobs

Vice President, Water Quality and Treatment Committee

Term 2022-2026
Contact Saundra F. Jacobs

Betty Olson

Betty H. Olson, Ph. D.

Board Member, Chair of Engineering and Operations; Water Quality and Treatment Committee

Term 2020-2024
Contact Betty H. Olson, Ph. D.

Charles Gibson

Charles T. Gibson

Board Member, Chair of Finance and Administration

Term 2020 to 2024
Contact Charles T. Gibson

Laura Freese

Laura Freese

Board Member, Engineering and Operations Committee; External and Legislative Affairs Committee

Term 2022-2026
Contact Laura Freese

Daniel R. Ferons

 Daniel R. Ferons

  General Manager


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.