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. To view the 2018 Board committees, click here.


Tim Smith
Division 1
Term: December 2014 –  December 2018


Mitch Thompson
Vice President
Division 2
Term: December 2016 –  December 2020


Mark Robak
Division 5
Term: December 2016 – December 2020


Gary Croucher
Division 3
Term: December 2014 – December 2018


Hector Gastelum
Division 4
Term: December 2016 – December 2020