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Ad Hoc Sustainable Groundwater Committee

BMP December meetingFormer BMP Committee Meeting Purpose

PV Water has formed an Ad Hoc Sustainable Groundwater Committee (Committee) to evaluate technical information presented by staff and consultants related to the existing and projected conditions of the groundwater basin, consider sustainable management criteria that would avoid significant and unreasonable impacts to the groundwater basin, and make recommendations to the PV Water Board.

The Committee is comprised of 17 voting members, 12 appointed, and 5 selected through an open application process. The composition of the Committee is structured to provide a diverse representative cross-section of community stakeholder interests, as well as incorporate water managers within the Pajaro Valley. Attendance and engagement at Committee meetings by the public and other interested parties is highly encouraged to provide input.  Voting seats are dedicated to individuals serving as representatives for the Committee members listed below.

Meeting Materials

Meetings will occur at:  https://www.gotomeet.me/PVWater/sustainable-groundwater  

Or by phone: 1 (866) 899 4679 Access Code: 563-967-333#

After Meeting Survey

Videos Recordings last for a period of one year after the meeting date.


Agenda Packet


October 14, 2020 2:00pm- 4:00pm Agenda, Agenda Packet, Presentation, Applications, Rules of Order,  
November 4, 2020 2:00pm- 4:00pm    








Membership Roster

Committee Member

Member Type

Representative Entity

Bob Culbertson, Vice Chair

Appointed Board Member

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Javier Zamora,

Alternate, Tom Broz

Appointed Board Member

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

Amy Newell,

Alternate, Mary Bannister

Appointed Board Member

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

John Ricker


County of Santa Cruz

Not yet filled


County of Monterey

Not yet filled


County of San Benito

Kirk Schmidt, Chair


Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau

Robert Rodoni


Monterey County Farm Bureau

Beau Kayser


City of Watsonville

Sandy Coplin


Pajaro Sunny Mesa Community Services District

Robert Johnson


Aromas Water District

Gary Vincelet


California Water Service Company

Alternate, Mayra Hernandez


Rural Residential Well Owner Representative

Jonathan Pilch


Environmental Representative

Sandra Hoppe


Mutual Water Company Representative

Christi Suchil


Disadvantaged Community Group Representative

Tannis Thorlakson


Agricultural Representative



Contact PV Water

Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

36 Brennan St.
Watsonville, CA 95076

1 (831) 722-9292

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