The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California Board of Directors has appointed Lynn V. Dymally to fill the vacancy on its board resulting from the passing of WRD Director Lillian Kawasaki on July 18, 2013. Dymally will represent nearly 800,000 residents in Division 3, which includes the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, Long Beach, and Signal Hill.
Lynn V. Dymally, MA, J.D., resides in Long Beach and is a full-time adjunct associate professor at Cal State University, Long Beach College of Business Administration.
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Dymally to the WRD family, where she will join us in meeting the challenges of providing a safe and reliable water supply to the nearly 4 million people served by the District,” said WRD Board President Rob Katherman. “The loss of Lillian Kawasaki was a terrible blow, and finding someone to carry on in her wake has been a difficult task. The board appreciates the interest of all the outstanding candidates and commends their willingness to serve.”
Registered voters residing in Division 3 were eligible for consideration and encouraged to apply via advertisements in local newspapers and postings at city halls and public sites throughout the Division 3 area, according to the WRD. Eleven candidates submitted letters of interest and résumés before the Aug. 16 deadline, and a special Board of Directors meeting was held on Sept. 11 to hear statements from the interested candidates.
The Division 3 seat will be subject to election in November 2014.