Mr. Roesink serves as the District's President for calendar year 2024. Mr. Roesink was appointed to the Board on June 9, 2021 and was most recently re-elected in 2022. His term expires in 2024. Mr. Roesink is a third-generation San Diegan and 15-year resident of La Costa. He has worked for a locally based irrigation and lighting product company for the past 19 years. He has served the water industry as an advisor on San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Conservation Action Committee. He is an instructor for the Qualified Water Efficient Landscape Program for the SDCWA and is currently a member of California Department of Water Resources Landscape Stakeholder Advisory Group. In addition, he has served on various local Boards and Committees in years past. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree from San Diego State University. Mr. Roesink resides in Electoral District 1.
Mr. Saldana was appointed to the Board on December 14, 2022. His term expires in 2026. He has been a resident of South Carlsbad for almost 30 years, and he has 40 years of engineering experience. He is a recently retired Vice President of Engineering at Intel Corporation and formerly held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, Inc. Additionally, he has served on the advisory board to the Dean of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Saldana holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from CSU Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Saldana resides in District 4.
Mr. Omsted joined the Board in 2006, but previously served on the Board from 1982-1986. He was most recently re-elected in 2020 and his term expires in 2024. Mr. Omsted is a resident of the Leucadia area of Encinitas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University and a master’s in education from Pepperdine University. He retired from the San Diego Unified School District as a Biology high school teacher. He currently serves on the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Board of Directors. He represents the District on the Encina Wastewater Authority Board of Directors. He also is a member of the North Coast San Diego County League of Women Voters. His community services include refereeing soccer. Mr. Omsted resides in Electoral District 3.
Mr. Pacilio was appointed to the Board on October 11, 2023. His term expires in 2024. Mr. Pacilio has lived in San Diego since 1977 and has been an Encinitas resident since 2014. He holds a bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from California State University Fullerton and a master's in education from United States International University. Now retired, Mr. Pacilio taught at Mt. Carmel High School from 1977 - 2010. His past community service includes volunteering with Friends of the Encinitas Library. Mr. Pacilio resides in Electoral District 2.
Mrs. Sullivan joined the Board in 1988 and was most recently re-elected in 2022. Her term expires in 2026. She is a resident of the La Costa area of Carlsbad. She is retired from her previously owned interior decorating business in Carlsbad. She also serves on the California Special District Association (CSDA) Member Services and Professional Development Committees. Mrs. Sullivan resides in Electoral District 2.
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. The five members are elected by-district in five single member districts, meaning one member of the Board shall be elected from each district, by the voters of that district alone, to four-year terms. These terms are staggered, with three seats are up for election one year and two seats are up for election the following year. The position of the President and Vice-President are rotated annually.
Policy decisions are made at the monthly Board meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the District’s Board Room located in the Administrative Building , 1960 La Costa Avenue, in Carlsbad, Special Board meetings are held as needed. All Board meetings, Special meetings and Committee meetings are open to the public. We encourage attendance and public participation by our citizens.
At these public meetings, the Board makes policy decisions; approves agreements and contracts; adopts ordinances and regulations; and authorizes the expenditure of the District’s funds. The Board works closely with the General Manager to ensure that policy is effectively implemented.
Individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors are invited to visit the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters for the latest information on how to file as a candidate, including filing deadlines.
Directors are also appointed to serve on one or more of the committees listed below.
Investment & Finance Committee (IFC)
The IFC advises the Board on matters relating to District finances. Typical duties include the annual review of reserve & investment policies, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), contracts related to financial matters and/or other financial matters, as appropriate. Directors Sullivan and Pacilio presently serve on the IFC.
Human Resources Committee (HRC)
The HRC advises the Board on matters relating to District personnel. Typical duties include review personnel policies and other personnel matters, as appropriate. President Roesink and Director Sullivan presently serve on the HRC.
Engineering Committee (EC)
The EC advises the Board on matters relating to District’s Technical Operations and Capital Programs. Typical duties include review the District’s Capital Improvement and Capital Acquisition Programs, contracts related to engineering and construction services, and/or review other Capital Improvement matters, as appropriate. Directors Omsted and Pacilio presently serve on the EC.
Community Affairs Committee (CAC)
The CAC advises the Board on matters relating to the District’s public information and outreach programs. Typical duties include review of the production of the District’s biannual newsletters, the Teacher Grant Program, contracts related to public information, and/or review other public information and outreach matters, as appropriate. Vice President Saldana and Director Omsted presently serve on the CAC.