Board of Directors

North Bay Water Reuse Authority Board of Directors

David RabbittDavid Rabbitt, Chair

Sonoma Water, Director / Sonoma County 2nd District Supervisor

State Assignments

  • CSAC Board of Directors

Regional Assignments

  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Community Advisory Board of the San Francisco Bay Water Transit Authority
  • Golden Gate Bridge District
  • Sonoma/Marin Area Rail Transit II Board of Directors

Countywide Assignments

  • Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) (Alternate)
  • SCERA – Sonoma County Employee Retirement Association
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority
  • Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District

Ad-Hoc Committees

  • Mitigation Banks Policy
  • Pension Reform Ad-Hoc
  • Roads Ad-Hoc
  • Williamson Act

Larry Russell

Larry Russell, Vice – Chair

Marin Municipal Water District, Director





Belia RamosBelia Ramos, Director

Napa Sanitation District, Napa Board of Supervisors

  • Belia, who lives in American Canyon, was born in Napa and raised in St. Helena and Pope Valley. She calls all of Napa County home.
  • Belia is a business owner, professor of law and a community advocate.
  • Belia attended St. Helena public schools from kindergarten through high school. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1999 and UC Hastings College of the Law in 2004. Upon her admission to the State Bar of California, Belia worked as a civil litigator and employment counselor, advising Fortune 500 companies on labor and employment policies and procedures.
  • In 2008, Belia founded Raise The Bar, LLC, a writing company that prepares applicants for the California Bar Exam. She has been a Bar tutor since 2006. Prior to that, she served as a grader for the California Bar Exam. Belia also teaches writing at UC Davis School of Law. In 2012, Governor Brown appointed Belia to the 25th District Agricultural Association, known as the Napa Valley Expo/Town & Country Fair.
  • From 2010-2016, Belia served as a member of the American Canyon City Council, where she focused on transportation, economic development, public art, public safety and community engagement. Her community involvement includes the incorporation and governance of nonprofit organizations, such as Napa Valley Crime Stoppers and others.
  • Belia resides in American Canyon with her three children.

Carole Dillon-KnutsonCarole Dillon-Knutson, Director

Novato Sanitary District

  • Former Mayor of Novato
  • Retired Novato City Council Member
  • Marin Community College District Board of Trustees
  • SMART (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit) Executive Board
  • TAM (Transportation Authority of Marin) Executive Board
  • ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) Executive Board

Community/Volunteer Service:

  • Novato Rotary Sunrise
  • Soroptimist International of Novato
  • AM Business Women
  • Wednesday Morning Dialogue
  • Former Marin Master Gardeners
  • Novato Garden Club
  • American Association of University Women
  • Novato Theater Company, Board Member

Susan GorinSusan Gorin, Director

Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District, Director / Sonoma County 1st District Supervisor

Regional Assignments

  • Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC)
  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) (Alternate member)
  • FishNet 4C (Alternative member)
  • Water Advisory Committee Liaison (alternate)

Countywide Assignments

  • Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
  • Sonoma County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC)
  • Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District

Ad-Hoc Committees

  • AB 811/SCEIP
  • Medicinal Marijuana
  • Regional Food Hub
  • Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board
  • Sierra Youth Center
  • Regional Water Advisory Committee Liaison (alternate)

Dr. John Shribbs, PhD

Dr. John Shribbs, PhD, Director

Petaluma, City Councilmember

Served on the Groundwater Sustainability Advisory Committee and General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) and lead the Open Space and Natural Resources Workgroup In the GPAC, developing plans and actions for our natural environment. Participated in the Petaluma Watershed Coalition and currently President of Petaluma Wetlands Alliance.


Gary E. RobardGary E. Robard, Director

Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District, Vice-President

  • Graduate of UC Berkeley, bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering specializing in wastewater design.
  • Resident of Santa Venetia for 32 years
  • Civil Engineer for 38 years at Nute Engineering. Designed many sanitary and pipeline projects including the LGVSD Reclamation Area Wildlife Ponds, and was the District Engineer for several sanitary districts
  • Vice-President of the Santa Venetia Neighborhood Association and member of the Santa Venetia Community Plan Advisory Group
  • Father of triplet boys who graduated from Venetia Valley K-8 and Terra Linda High School, and who are now graduating seniors at San Diego State University, University of Minnesota, and University of South Carolina.
  • Retired Licensed Civil Engineer
  • Appointed to the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary Board in 2023

Mark JosephMark Joseph, Director

City of American Canyon, City Councilmember

  • Councilmember Mark Joseph, former Finance Director and City Manager for the City of American Canyon, was elected to the City Council in 2010. 
  • His number-one priority is addressing traffic issues, but reducing greenhouse gas emissions comes in close second. Mark is passionate about renewable energy generation, increased energy efficiency in homes and businesses, and speeding up the community’s transition towards electric vehicles.
  • Mark serves on several local and regional committees, including the Napa Valley Transportation Authority, the Climate Action Committee and two American Canyon Chamber of Commerce Committees: the Economic Business Development Committee and the Governmental Affairs Committee. 
  • Mark also spends time volunteering with the American Canyon Arts Foundation and the local Kiwanis Club. He frequently volunteers at City events as well. When he can’t donate his time, Mark makes it a priority to support community groups and events through other avenues such as monetary sponsorships.

Scott SedgleyScott Sedgley, Director

City of Napa, Mayor

  • Elected to the Napa City Council in 2012 and re-elected to Council in 2016.
  • Napa’s 25th Mayor since the incorporation of Napa in 1872.
  • Currently serves on the Board of the Napa-Vallejo Waste Management Authority, the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA), the Watershed Information Center & Conservancy of Napa County and Napa County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

Dennis RodoniDennis Rodoni, Director

Marin County, Supervisor 4th District



Jack BakerJack Baker, Director

North Marin Water District

  • Director Jack Baker is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the design and construction of public facilities including utilities. He has served on the North Marin Water District Board since 1983.