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The Sites Project Authority (Authority) was formed on August 26, 2010 when seven regional entities, including several local water agencies and Counties, executed the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement. The primary purpose of the Authority is to pursue the development and construction of the Sites Reservoir Project, which has long been viewed as a critical component of California’s long-term water supply strategy. The Project would provide additional, offstream storage with direct and real benefits to instream flows, the Delta ecosystem, and statewide water supply. In keeping their commitment to move the project forward on behalf of the region, the Authority is engaging the public, various stakeholders, state and federal agencies, and landowners as the project moves from planning to construction. The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors that works with stakeholders across the state, who share their commitment to increasing California’s water supply resiliency while protecting and enhancing the environment. Together, they are advancing the Sites Reservoir Project.

Sites Authority Board of Directors
Fritz Durst, Chair, Reclamation District 108
Jeff Sutton, Vice-Chair, Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
Grey Allen, Placer County Water Agency/City of Roseville
Logan Dennis, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
Gary Evans, Colusa County
Kerry Schmitz, City of Sacramento/Sacramento County Water Agency
Joe Marsh, Colusa County Water District
Thomas Arnold, Glenn County
Doug Parker, Westside Water District
Don Bader – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Cost-Share Partner, Non-Voting)
Rob Cooke – CA Department of Water Resources (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting)

Associate Members
Greg Johnson, Western Canal Water District

Reservoir Committee Representatives
Mike Azevedo, Chair, Colusa County
Robert Kunde, Vice-Chair, Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District
Jamie Traynham, Treasurer, Davis Water District
Jason Holley, City of American Canyon
Matt Knudson, Antelope Valley – East Kern Water Agency
Robert Cheng, Coachella Valley Water District
Shelly Murphy, Colusa County Water District
Jim Peterson, Cortina Water District
Mark Krause, Desert Water Agency
Greg Krzys, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
Paul Weghorst, Irvine Ranch Water District
Zach Dennis, LaGrande Water District
Randall Neudeck, Metropolitan Water District
Bill Vanderwaal, Reclamation District 108 and Dunnigan Water District
Trent Taylor, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
Lance Eckhart, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency
Cindy Kao, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Steve Cole, Santa Clarita Valley Water District
Bob Tincher, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Allen Myers, Westside Water District
Valerie Pryor, Zone 7 Water Agency