Governing Board

The Otay Water District is a revenue-neutral public agency. This not-for-profit status means Otay has no private shareholders, pays no dividends and therefore does not report to, nor answer to the California Public Utilities Commission. We do, however, answer to the public we serve through a five-member Board of Directors. Each Director is elected by voters within their respective division boundaries to represent the public’s interest with regard to rates for service, taxes, policies, ordinances and other matters related to the management and operation of the Otay Water District. Directors serve four-year, alternating terms on the Board. The Board typically meets in open public session on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Board room is located at District headquarters, 2554 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard, Spring Valley, CA. 


Mark Robak
Division 5
Term 2016 – 2020


Tim Smith
Vice President
Division 1
Term 2015 – 2019


Mitch Thompson
Division 2
Term 2016 – 2020


Gary Croucher
Division 3
Term 2015 – 2019


Hector Gastelum
Division 4
Term 2016 – 2020