Director Jack Gibson of Sleepy Hollow has been elected president of the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors for 2011, taking over from outgoing president Director David Behar of San Anselmo. Director Cynthia Koehler of Mill Valley has been elected vice president.
Jack Gibson was first elected to the MMWD board in 1994 and represents MMWD Division I, which comprises parts of Fairfax, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, and North San Rafael, including Terra Linda and Marinwood.
Jack Gibson is a graduate of The University of San Francisco School of Law. He spent eight years as a high school history teacher. He represents MMWD on the North Bay Watershed Association and the Water Advisory Committee of the Sonoma County Water Agency.
Cynthia Koehler, a board member since 2004, represents Division IV, which includes parts of Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Larkspur and Kentfield, including Kent Woodlands.
Cynthia Koehler is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. She is the senior California water attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund. She is also a director on the board of POWER (Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform) and an adjunct professor of water law at Golden Gate University School of Law.
Completing MMWD’s board are directors David Behar from San Anselmo, Armando Quintero from San Rafael and Larry Russell from Tiburon.
Marin Municipal Water District was formed in 1912, making it the oldest municipal water district in the state of California. The district is Marin County’s largest provider of drinking water, serving a population of 195,000 in a 147-square-mile area of south and central Marin County.