Our October 2019 Speaker – Jim Madaffer – Board Chair/San Diego Water Authority


Jim Madaffer joined the Water Authority Board in November 2012 and currently serves on the Water Authority’s Legislation and Public Outreach Committee as well as the agency’s Imported Water Committee. He is president of Madaffer Enterprises, which specializes in public policy and government relations. Madaffer is a member of the California Transportation Commission and a former city councilmember for the City of San Diego. He previously served as chair of the San Diego Association of Governments’ Transportation Committee and as president of the California League of Cities.

“The Water Authority is one of our region’s most important institutions, and I’m committed to continuing our long tradition of providing safe and reliable water supplies that sustain 3.3 million people and our $220 billion economy,” said Madaffer, noting that the Water Authority marks its 75th anniversary in 2019.

“Looking ahead, our core issues include ensuring long-term water reliability by supporting local supply development; advocating for balanced state water-use regulations; promoting water-use efficiency at homes and businesses; and adopting cost-effective innovations to operate and maintain the region’s water infrastructure,” Madaffer said.

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