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Barbara Keegan, Director - District 2

Barbara Keegan
Re-elected: November 2016
Term Expires: December 2020 

Board Committee Assignments:
Board Audit Committee
Board Ethics and Conduct Committee
Board Policy and Planning Committee
Recycled Water Committee

Board Ad Hoc Committee Assignments:
Bay Delta Conservation Plan Ad Hoc Committee
FAHCE Ad Hoc Committee

Board Advisory Committee Assignments:
Santa Clara Valley Water Commission (Alt)

Joint Committees:
Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee - Sunnyvale
Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee - San Jose,
   Santa Clara-TPAC
Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee - Palo Alto,
   East Palo Alto, Mountain View

External Committee Assignments:
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) (Alt)
Santa Clara County Water Retailers
Santa Clara Valley Habitat JPA


District 2 is the Downtown/Rose Garden/Willow Glen district. It encompasses both downtown San Jose and downtown Santa Clara. District 2 lies southwest of the airport and southeast of Julian Street. In southwestern San Jose, to the west of Willow Glen, District 2 continues west out of Willow Glen to Saratoga Avenue, as Saratoga Avenue is the eastern border of Cupertino Union Elementary School District. Cities, places and neighborhoods include Buena Vista, Burbank, Fruitdale, San Jose (Willow Glen, Rose Garden, downtown and all of San Jose City Council District 6), and Santa Clara (South of the Union Pacific Railroad). Watersheds include West Valley (part), Guadalupe (part), and Coyote(part). School Districts include Campbell Union Elementary (part), Campbell Union High (part), Franklin-McKinley Elementary (part), Luther Burbank Elementary, Moreland Elementary (part), SanJose Unified (part), and Santa Clara Unified (part).

Barbara Keegan was born in Canada to Irish immigrant parents. At the age of twelve her
family moved to California, and they subsequently became American Citizens. She first moved
to San Jose in 1975 and has lived in District 2 for most of her life. Barbara and her husband
currently reside in Willow Glen.

Barbara is a third generation Civil Engineer and has lived in Canada, Ireland, the United States
and Brazil.
  She attended San Jose State University where she earned her Bachelor's and
Master's degrees in Civil Engineering.  Barbara is a licensed Civil Engineer.

Barbara has a strong professional background in Civil Engineering which includes many years
of experience in successfully delivering capital projects and resolving construction disputes. She
was the second woman engineer to be hired by the City of San Jose’s Public Works Department
where she worked for 19 years and rose to the level of Division Manager. Her Division was the
largest in the Department and she directly supervised over 100 employees.

Subsequently Barbara became the City Engineer/Assistant Director of Public Works for the
City of Sunnyvale. Barbara represented Sunnyvale on the Cities/County/Water District
collaborative that dealt with land use authority adjacent to streams. The last two years of her
career were spent at the Water District.

In addition to serving on the Water District Board, Barbara also serves on the Boards of
the North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association and the San Jose Arena Authority.

Director Keegan may be contacted by e-mail at 
bkeegan@valleywater.org or by phone at
(408)813-2525.

Correspondence to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Members may be sent via
e-mail to:
board@valleywater.org.

District 2 Detailed Map
District 2 Map

Ethics Training Certificates
11/23/2014 Ethics Training Certificate
12/06/2016 Ethics Training Certificate

District Newsletters
2015 Valleywater News
2016 Board of Directors Newsletter

Director Expense Reports
12/13/2016 FY 2017 Q1
09/13/2016 FY 2016 Q1 - Q4
09/08/2015 FY 2015 Q1 - Q4
09/08/2014 FY 2014 Q1 - Q4
11/08/2013 FY 2013 Q2 - Q4