Dr. Anthony Fellow, Governing Board Chair
Vice President, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Dr. Anthony R. Fellow has served on the Board of Directors for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District since 1991 and was the Upper District’s representative and vice chair on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where he served for 17 years. Dr. Fellow is a Distinguished Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, where he also served as chair of the Department of Communications (third largest department in the United States) and also the Department of Cinema and Television Arts. Dr. Fellow was elected in November 2009 to the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 7, representing Arcadia and parts of Temple City. He served seven years as Vice Mayor and Councilman in the City of El Monte. He was named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Fulbright Commission and served as Vercilli Chair of Communications, Italy’s highest Fulbright honor. He is author of numerous books including American Media History and a forthcoming book, Tweeting to Freedom: Citizen Protests and Uprising Throughout the World. Email Anthony Fellow
John Wicker, Vice Chair
Director, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Mr. Wicker serves as the Director of the Los Angeles County, Department of Parks and Recreation. He is responsible for the operation, management and maintenance of more than 70,000 acres of parks, lakes, trails, natural areas and gardens which include: 179 parks and facilities including six major regional parks, 123 local and community regional parks, four arboreta and botanic gardens, 22 wildlife sanctuaries and natural areas, and 20 golf courses. In addition, the Department operates 31 swimming pools, over 200 miles of multi-use trails, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatres and the world famous Hollywood Bowl. Mr. Wicker oversees the Department’s annual operating budget of $190 million, a capital improvement program totaling more than $100 million annually and 1,600 full-time equivalent positions serving 21 million park visitors annually.
He began his dedicated career with Los Angeles County as a Lake Lifeguard in 1978. He has worked in a variety of positions with the Department including serving as the Chief Deputy for the past 10 years. He completed his studies at San Diego State University in May 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Recreation Administration.
Robert Apodaca, Board Member
Board President, Central Basin Municipal Water District
Robert Apodaca was first elected to the Central Basin Board in 1998 to represent the Division II cities of La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier. He was re-elected to a fifth term on the Central Basin Board of Directors in November 2014 to represent the Division II cities of La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier and South Whittier. Mr. Apodaca is a longstanding member of the Association of California Water Agencies, the San Gabriel Watermaster, the San Gabriel Valley Protective Association and the Central Basin Water Association. He has worked in both the private and public sector. As a dedicated public servant, President Apodaca has held numerous positions that continue to positively impact the residents of California, especially in the San Gabriel Valley. Email Robert Apodaca
Dan Arrighi, Board Member
Vice Chair, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Dan Arrighi has served as Customer Service Superintendent, Water Quality Superintendent, Customer Service Manager, and currently serves as Water Resources Manager for the San Gabriel Valley Water Company. Mr. Arrighi also serves as Board Member and Secretary of the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, and as Vice-Chairman of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. Additionally, he is currently a Director and past President of the San Gabriel Water Association as well as Director and past President of the Central Basin Water Association. He also sits on the board of the Watershed Conservation Authority. Mr. Arrighi has served as Councilmember, Mayor Pro Tem, and past Mayor of the City of Temple City. Email Dan Arrighi