Former Piedmont Mayor Reelected as Vice President of EBMUD Board

Katy Foulkes
Katy Foulkes
The East Bay Municipal Utility District's board of directors on Tuesday reelected Andy Katz as the board president and Katy Foulkes of Piedmont as vice president, according to an EBMUD press release. Both will be serving second, consecutive one-year terms.

Foulkes previously served on the Piedmont City Council and as Piedmont's mayor.

She represents the cities of Piedmont, Orinda, El Sobrante, Moraga, and parts of Oakland, Pinole and Richmond. She was first elected to the EBMUD board of directors in 1994. 

“It is my pleasure to continue working with the EBMUD board to find lasting and sustainable solutions to the challenges of replacing aging infrastructure and securing water supplies for the future,” Foulkes. said in a statement.

Katz was elected to the EBMUD board in 2006. He is a clean air attorney and public health advocate for Breathe California, as well as former chair of Sierra Club California.

Prior to his election to the EBMUD board, he served for five years as a member of the city of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustment Board. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds a law degree from Santa Clara University.

“We face tough challenges this year, particularly with a dry year on the horizon. Yet EBMUD’s past investments and sound planning around water supplies, water recycling and conservation will give options this year to our ratepayers and customers that can lessen the hardships a potential water shortage can bring,” said Katz.

EBMUD’s board of directors consists of seven members publicly elected from geographical wards within the service area. 

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