OMWD board to honor outgoing director, appoint replacement


The Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board of Directors will honor outgoing Division 4 Director Jerry Varty at the board’s Oct. 17 meeting. Varty announced his resignation from the board on Sept. 12, as he is moving out of OMWD’s service area.

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Upon receipt of the resignation, OMWD Board President Larry Watt thanked Varty for his nine years of dedicated service to OMWD and its ratepayers. “OMWD has maintained statewide recognition for transparent, efficient governance during the time Jerry served on the board. His passion and commitment helped OMWD keep rates below the regional average, achieve and maintain the highest bond rating possible, expand recycled water infrastructure, initiate a pilot study to determine the feasibility of a new brackish groundwater desalination facility to improve water supply reliability, and increase water use efficiency.”

“We look forward to working with a new director whose skills and knowledge will aid our board in maintaining OMWD’s excellent service and solid reputation,” Watt concluded.

The board will appoint at its Nov. 7 regular board meeting a new director to represent Division 4 through 2020.

Individuals interested in filling the two-year Division 4 vacancy shall submit a completed application to OMWD’s general manager no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. Candidates must reside in OMWD’s Division 4. Applications, a map of Division 4, and additional information about the appointment process are available at