Sears appointed to EOCWD board

By Sentry Staff

John L. Sears, a North Tustin resident, ratepayer advocate and board member of the Foothills Community Association, has been appointed to the East Orange County Water District Board of Directors. His appointment fills the vacancy  created when board member William L. VanderWerff retired last December.

As a Foothills Community Association board member, Sears has been a long-time champion for North Tustin taking back local control of its water system from the private ownership of the San Dimas-based Golden State Water Company. More recently, he has advocated for the transference of ownership and management of local Sewer Area 7 from the Orange County Sanitation District to East Orange County Water District. Sears says that preserving local control and fiscal accountability to the local ratepayers is what motivated him to seek appointment to the EOCWD Board of Directors.

“East Orange County Water District is a well-managed water agency that serves its customers well, and is trusted and respected in the community,” said Sears. “I am honored to be serving my fellow residents in this new role and ensuring that the district’s commitment to local control, fiscal responsibility and service continues. Now, more than ever, we need public agencies like East Orange County Water District that are accessible, responsive and disciplined in their expenditures of ratepayer dollars.”

John Sears of North Tustin