At its meeting on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors selected Heather Dyer to serve as the agency’s new General Manager. Dyer, who joined Valley District in 2014, is an experienced regional environmental planner who has been leading the District’s Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), a landscape-level planning effort that includes 11 water agencies in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Dyer was selected after a statewide search to replace outgoing General Manager, Douglas D. Headrick, who ended his ten-year leadership of the agency effective December 30, 2019. “It has been an honor to serve this District and our water retailers and cities over the last 13 years – with ten of those years as the General Manager,” said Headrick. “I appreciate the opportunity to work with our elected leaders, our dedicated employees, and our constituents in order to ensure water supply reliability for our entire region.” Acknowledging Dyer’s appointment, Board President T. Milford Harrison shared, “Ms. Dyer is the perfect candidate to lead Valley District into the future. Her leadership and vision for the needs of the region, coupled with her experience working on regional and sustainable projects like the Sites Reservoir Project and Delta Conveyance, have positioned her to propel Valley District forward in meeting the water needs of our constituents.” The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District serves the eastern two-thirds of the San Bernardino Valley, Crafton Hills and a portion of the Yucaipa Valley. Its service area includes the cities and communities of San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, Bloomington, Highland, East Highland, Mentone, Grand Terrace, and Yucaipa.
Header Photo: Heather Dyer and Douglas D. Headrick