Scott Houston Elected President of West Basin Board of Directors

(l-r) Past President Division V Director Donald Dear; Secretary Division III Director Carol Kwan; President Division IV Director Scott Houston; Vice President Division III Director Gloria Gray; and Treasurer Division I Director Harold Williams. Photo courtesy of West Basin Municipal Water District

The West Basin Board of Directors has elected Scott Houston to serve as its board president and Gloria D. Gray to serve as its board vice president for 2019.

 “I am honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as West Basin’s board president in the year ahead,” said Houston. “As a board, we will continue to focus our efforts on water conservation, community education and outreach, and increasing the use of recycled water throughout our service area. West Basin remains dedicated to protecting our existing water supplies while also securing local, drought-resilient resources that ensure future water reliability to the communities we serve.”

Houston was first elected to the West Basin board of directors in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018. He represents the Division IV cities of Culver City, El Segundo, Malibu, West Hollywood and unincorporated LA County areas of Del Aire, Lennox, Marina del Rey, North Ladera Heights, Topanga, View Park, Windsor Hills and Wiseburn.

His primary responsibility as president is interpreting the policies, programs, and needs of the District to the public.

West Basin is governed by a five-member board of directors who are publicly elected to represent 17 cities throughout its 185-square mile service area in coastal Los Angeles County.


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West Basin Municipal Water District is a wholesale water agency that provides imported drinking water to nearly one million people in 17 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. As an industry leader in water recycling, conservation, and water education, West Basin is currently implementing a Water Reliability program to reduce the agency’s dependence on imported water and develop drought-proof local water supplies. The program includes water recycling, water conservation, groundwater desalting, and ocean water desalination. Visit to learn more.


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