Assistant General Manager
COACHELLA VALLEY WATER District
The Coachella Valley (Valley) includes the desert cities of
La Quinta, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage,
Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and
Coachella. It is one of the fastest growing regions in Southern
California and offers an ideal place to work, play and raise a
family. Decades ago, the Hollywood elite discovered the Valley as
a place for fun, sun and relaxation. Since then, several hundred
thousand residents have discovered the Valley as a year round
The Valley has created a national and international reputation
for having a luxury resort lifestyle. It is home to such world
class resorts like the La Quinta Resort & Club, Miramonte
Resort and Marriott’s Desert Springs Resort and Spa.
Millions of tourists each year visit the shimmering pools,
emerald fairways and five-star resorts. The Valley is also
recognized as the golf, tennis and polo capital of the west.
The Valley plays host to many internationally known golf
events like the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (PGA Tour), the
Nabisco Dinah Shore Tournament (LPGA Tour) and the
Merrill Lynch Skins Game. The Pacific Life Open (USTA) is
featured at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and international
polo matches in Indio attract a worldwide audience every year.
The Valley’s population is projected to double in the next 35 years.
While winter weather is exceptional, the temperatures frequently
rise to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and above in the summer. The
annual rainfall seldom exceeds three inches.
The Cochella Valley Water District
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) provides six
water-related services: domestic water, sanitation (wastewater),
recycled water, irrigation & drainage, groundwater recharge
and stormwater protection. CVWD has a deep history and
dates back to 1915. CVWD was also one of the original
signatories to the Party of Seven Agreement of 1931 which
divided California’s share of the Colorado River.
CVWD’s mission is “To me