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2019 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

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The Water Authority’s Second Aqueduct, shown here in 1960, traverses the rugged backcountry of San Diego County.


75 Years: Water Authority Marks Major Milestone

The Water Authority and its 24 member agencies celebrated 75 years of service to the region in June with special ceremonies at the Board meeting that included remarks by Mark Cafferty, president and CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.; Gloria D. Gray, chair, Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors; Eric Larson, executive director, San Diego County Farm Bureau; Erik Ortega, president, Imperial County Irrigation District Board of Directors; and Jerry Sanders, president and CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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“A reliable water supply is critical for San Diego’s regional economy and for maintaining a competitive business climate. The business community applauds the Water Authority and its 24 member agencies for their leadership, and for increasing the county’s water supply reliability with investments that keep our economy growing.”
Mark Cafferty
President and CEO
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Twenty proclamations from local, regional and state leaders honored the agency for its service to the region dating back to 1944.

A window cling honoring member agencies and marking the 75th anniversary was hung on the exterior of the Kearny Mesa office, becoming an instant favorite photo backdrop for the Board of Directors.

A four-page special section was published in the San Diego Union-Tribune to explore San Diego’s water history.

A new logo was designed and installed on a plaque in front of the Board room to memorialize 75 years of service and the Water Authority’s 24 member agencies.

Four permanent acrylic panels highlighting major historical milestones of the Water Authority were installed in the lobby.

Challenge coins with all the member agencies’ names were distributed to the Board of Directors, and then to member agencies’ boards of directors in follow-up presentations.

The festivities included a celebration with Board members and employees on the front patio.

Civic and business leaders praised the Water Authority's successful efforts to improve water supply reliability for the San Diego region.