Mesa Water Welcomes Marice H. DePasquale to Represent Division III on the Board of Directors

DePasquale to Take Oath of Office at District’s September 14 Board Meeting

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®), a top-performing public water agency, welcomes Marice H. DePasquale to its Board of Directors (Board) representing Division III of the District’s service area. 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.

“The fine candidates who applied to be Director of Division III all presented compelling qualifications for the Board’s consideration,” said Mesa Water Board President Jim Atkinson. “As a 20-year resident of Costa Mesa, Ms. DePasquale possesses incredible business savvy, land and water outreach consulting experience, and public affairs expertise that will add a fresh perspective to the Mesa Water Board,” said Atkinson.

Ms. DePasquale holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and has extensive experience managing unique public affairs issues for clients, including C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, Crystal Cove Alliance, Home Depot, The Irvine Co., Pebble Beach Resorts, and Starbucks. She has served on UCI’s School of Social Science Dean’s Board of Counselors and the City of Huntington Beach’s Affordable Housing Committee, among other organizations.

“Mesa Water is a unique agency with an impressive list of accomplishments,” said Ms. DePasquale. I’m ready and proud to begin serving as the Board’s Division III Director, representing North Costa Mesa constituents and businesses.”

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 has no unfunded pension liability.


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.