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John L. Varela, District 1


Director, John L. Varela
Elected: November 2016
Term Expires: December 2018


Board Committee Assignments:
Board Policy and Planning Committee
Board Ethics and Conduct Committee

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

Board Advisory Committee Assignments:
Agricultural Water Advisory Committee
Santa Clara Valley Water Commission

Joint Committees:
Joint Water Resources Committee - Morgan Hill, Gilroy
San Felipe Division Reach One

External Committee Assignments
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
Pajaro River Watershed Flood Protection Authority
Safe, Clean Water Independent Monitoring Committee
Santa Clara County Water Retailers
San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority
   Board, Division 4
Santa Clara County Emergency Operational
   Area Council
South County Regional Wastewater Authority

District 1 is the “Southern District,” covering Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and San Martin.  The remaining population of District 1 includes the hills east of San Jose and Milpitas; much of Evergreen Elementary School District; much of Oak Grove Elementary School District/ and much of San Jose City Council District 2.  The Oak Grove Elementary School District areas east of Monterey Highway and generally south of Highway 85 and Santa Teresa Boulevard are included in District 1. Cities, places, and neighborhoods include Gilroy, East Foothills (part), Morgan Hill, San Jose-Santa Teresa (part), and San Martin.  Watersheds include Uvas/Llagas and Coyote Watersheds.  School Districts include Alum Rock Elementary (part), East Side Union High (part) Evergreen Elementary (part), Gilroy Unified, Morgan Hill Unified, Mt. Pleasant Elementary (part),Oak Grove Elementary (part) and Patterson Joint Unified.

Director Varela was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2015 and elected to the Board in 2016.  He served as Vice Chair of the Board in 2016, and as Chair of the Board in 2017.

District 1 Detailed Map
District 1 Map

Training Certificates
05/19/2016 Ethics Training Certificate
10/30/2017 Harassment and Discrimination 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 Q2 - Q4