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Gary Kremen, Director - District 7

Elected: November 2014
Term Expires: December 2018


Board Committee Assignments:
Board Audit Committee
Recycled Water Committee

Board Ad Hoc Committee Assignments:
Pacheco Reservoir Exploratory Ad Hoc Committee

Joint Committees:
Joint Recycled Water Advisory Committee
   with the City of Sunnyvale

Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee
   with the City of San Jose/Santa Clara-TPAC

Joint Recycled Water Policy Committee with the
   Cities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Mountain View
 (Committee Chair)

External Committee Assignments:
Santa Clara (City of) Redevelopment Agency Oversight
San Francisquito Creek, Joint Powers Authority
San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority
   Board, Division 4

San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority - Delta
   Habitat Conservation and Conveyance Plan Steering
   Committee (DHCCP) - Division 4

Baylands Shoreline Steering Committee (Alt)

District 7 represents the western hills communities – Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Los altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and the southern portion of San Jose’s Almaden Valley. Cities, places and neighborhoods include Lexington Hills, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose – Almaden Valley (part). Watersheds include Lower Peninsula, West Valley, and Guadalupe. School Districts include Cambrian Elementary (part), Campbell Union Elementary (part), Campbell Union High (part), Cupertino Union Elementary (part), Fremont Union High (part), Lakeside Joint Elementary, Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary (part), Los Altos Elementary (part), Los Gatos Union Elementary, Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union (part), Montebello Elementary (part), Mountain View Elementary (part), Mountain View-Los Altos Union (part), Palo Alto Unified, San Jose Unified (part), Saratoga Union Elementary (part), Sunnyvale Elementary (part), Union Elementary (part), and Whisman Elementary.

Gary Kremen is an engineer with more than 30 years experience starting and mentoring companies that change people’s lives. He invented online dating, starting Match.Com where he was indirectly responsible for over 1,000,000 babies. He founded Clean Power Finance, a leading provider of solar energy to residences, backed by Duke Energy, Florida Power and Light, Southern California Edison, Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Claremont Creek Ventures and Gary Kremen himself.  Founded Pace Avenue bringing energy efficiency and solar to low and medium (LMI) households. 

Gary was the incubator, founding investor, and Chairman of the county's leading water conservation company, WaterSmart Software. WaterSmart produces the Home Water Report, inserted into the bills in the City of Palo Alto, parts of Mountain View and more than 30 other cities. The Home Water Report helps water users save an average of 5% of their water usage by giving personal, easy-to-follow recommendations. The company has saved over 1 billion gallons of water to date.

Coming from a background as an engineer and advisor to several startup solar, water, energy management and general sustainability firms, Gary recognizes that clean technology innovation can be used to tackle issues affecting the district, such as drought and water management.

Education and sustainability are Gary’s dedicated passions. He teaches a graduate level course at Northwestern University on energy policy, is a member of the Foundation Board of University of California at Merced, and is an advisor, grant proposal evaluator, and judge at Stanford's TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. He is also a long-time volunteer, judge and mentor at the leading water non-profit, Imagine H2O.

In addition to being elected as the 2015 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Gary has also served as President of the Board of Directors of Purissima Hill Water District and as the Secretary of the Water Conservation Committee for Los Altos Hills. He is a member of the Proposition 39, California Clean Energy Jobs Act Citizen's Oversight Board, appointed by California State Controller John Chiang.

Director Kremen may be contacted by e-mail at:

Correspondence to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Members may be sent via
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District 7 Detailed Map
District 7 Map 

Training Certificates
10/15/2016 Ethics Training Certificate
10/30/2017 Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training (AB 1825)

Director Expense Reports
09/12/2017 FY 2017 Q4
06/13/2017 FY 2017 Q3
03/14/2017 FY 2017 Q2
12/13/2016 FY 2017 Q1
09/13/2016 FY 2016 Q1 - Q4
09/08/2015 FY 2015 Q2 - Q4