Mesa Water Welcomes Applications for Board of Directors, Division III

Board to Fill Vacancy Upon Departure of Ethan Temianka

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®), a top-performing public water agency, invites residents in Division III of its service area to apply for the opportunity to join the district’s Board of Directors (Board). Division III encompasses North Costa Mesa, including the Halecrest neighborhood, with landmarks such as South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and Orange Coast College. Interested persons may call Mesa Water® at 949.631.1200 to confirm if their residence is located in Division III.

“We are looking forward to a visionary representative joining our leadership team whose purpose is to best serve the public by guiding Mesa Water toward continuing its mission of satisfying our community’s water needs,” said Mesa Water Board Vice President Jim Atkinson.

Mesa Water has notified all Division III residents of the vacancy. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, a Division III resident, registered to vote, and not disqualified from holding civil office by the Constitution or any State law. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest with an application, downloadable from Applications must be submitted via mail or delivery to Mesa Water’s office -- located at 1965 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 -- and must be received by the district on or before August 11, 2017. The Board will then invite qualified applicants to an interview.

The Board plans to appoint the new Division III director in early September, 2017, when the new director will take the oath of office and begin serving as the district’s representative through December 6, 2018. An election for Division III will be held in November, 2018, for a two-year term to begin on December 7, 2018.

As one of Orange County’s most efficient water agencies with the lowest expenditures per capita, Mesa Water has achieved an AAA credit rating from both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s, surpassed four years without a lost-time accident, and manages 350 miles of pipeline on a $36-million operating budget.


About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.