About Us

The Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency was formed in December 2016 by the five public agencies described below using a Joint Powers Agreement (see Library for copy of “Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement). The Agency became aGroundwater Sustainability Agency (an official agency authorized by the Department of Water Resource to prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan) in 2017. The agency is governed by a seven member Board of Directors consisting of one director from each public agency and two stakeholder directors representing environmental and agricultural interests.

The Directors are:

Diana Engle, Chair (Term ending 2022)
Meiners Oaks Water District

Bruce Kuebler, Vice Chair (Term ending 2021)
Ventura River Water District

Angelo Spandrio, Secretary (Term ending 2021)
Casitas Municipal Water District

Emily Ayala (Term ending 2021)
Agricultural Stakeholder

Susan Rungren (Term ending 2022)
Ventura Water

Larry Rose (Term ending 2021)
Environmental Stakeholder

Glenn Shephard (Term ending 2022)
Ventura County


Please click on the link below to view the final JPA for the Upper Ventura Basin GSA.

UVRB JPA Agreement for the Upper Ventura River GroundwaterAgency FINA….