Connecting Communities Through Nature

Established in 2003, the Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) is a local public entity of the State of California exercising joint powers of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. The WCA is funded primarily by grants and receives limited funding from JPA Partner contributions and lease revenues for operational expenses.

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WCA’s Governing Board consist of eight voting members and one non-voting member.

Current board members and their designees include:

Three Members Appointed by RMC Governing Board
Dan Arrighi, Vice Chair
Frank Colonna
Roberto Uranga

Four Members of Board of Supervisors of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Hilda Solis, Supervisor, First District
          • Designee: Janet Chin, Chair
          • Designee: Angelita Ramirez
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Second District
          • Designee: Karly Katona
          • Designee: Lacey Johnson
Janice Hahn, Supervisor, Fourth District
          • Designee: Herlinda Chico
Kathryn Barger, Supervisor, Fifth District
          • Designee: Debra Mendelsohn
          • Designee: Rosa Citraro

Director Los Angeles County Department of Public Works non-voting, ex officio member
Mark Pastrella
          • Designee: Armond Ghazarian
          • Designee: Keith Lilley