LVMWD Board of Directors

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LVMWD is organized under the Municipal District Law of 1911 (California Water Code 71000). A five-member Board of Directors governs the district, each representing one of five divisions. The directors serve overlapping four-year terms. The board selects, from among its members, officers and a representative to the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Click here to see the Official Division map (PDF - 2.58 MB).

Charles Caspary, Division 1 Charles Caspary (Division 1 Director, Secretary) joined the LVMWD board in 2001. A resident of Hidden Hills, he has more than 35 years of experience in the recycling and environmental services industry. Mr. Caspary is former owner of Atlas Refuse Removal and Las Virgenes Disposal, and served on the California Refuse Removal Council, the Greater Los Angeles Solid Waste Management Association. He is named as co-inventor of several patents in solar energy and water desalination. Caspary formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Club of Conejo and Las Virgenes and as a Trustee for the Viewpoint Educational Foundation.  Mr. Caspary currently serves on the board of Run For Her, a Calabasas-based charity that promotes awareness of ovarian cancer and raises research funds for the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars - Sinai. He also represents the District on the Governing Board of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission.        

Term expires December 2020.
Email:  CCaspary@LVMWD.com
Ethics Training Certificate, Caspary

Lynda Lo-Hill, Director, Division 2

Lynda Lo-Hill (Division 2 Director, Treasurer) joined the district’s board of director’s in December 2018.  Ms. Lo-Hill, a Calabasas resident, owns Tuterrific Tutors, which provides private math tutoring to school-aged children in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park and Westlake Village.

Ms. Lo-Hill is an active volunteer in the Santa Monica Mountains. Since 2011 she has patrolled biking trails with the Mountain Bike Unit, and in 2018 she served as an intepreter for the 67-mile hike of the Backbone Trail from Will Rogers State Park to Point Mugu. Volunteering energizes Ms. Lo-Hill along with her enthusiasm for nature. She is especially fond of California wildflowers and has written a book called The Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains; currently in publication.  

Ms. Lo-Hill’s passion for sustainability includes a California native and drought tolerant garden at her Calabasas home, a commitment to water knowledge and conservation practices and a passion for ad hoc hikes with anyone interested in discovering the wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains. 

Ms. Lo-Hill received her Business Degree from the University of Alberta and her Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Calgary where she wrote her thesis on Tradeable Water Rights in Alberta, Canada 1993. 

Before moving to Calabasas, she worked as an economist in the oil industry in Calgary from 1995-2001.  Ms. Lo-Hill believes water is the most important natural resource on the planet and that we collectively need to continue to become stewards of this renewable asset for our children, grandchildren and for generations to come. 

Term expires December 2022.
Email:  LLoHill@LVMWD.com
Ethics Training Certificate, Lo-Hill

Lee Renger, Division 3

Lee Renger (Division 3 Director) joined the board in October 2005. An area resident since 1967, Mr. Renger is a retired scientist/electrical engineer with experience in NASA projects as well as bio-electronics. He earned BSEE and MSEE degrees at CalTech in Pasadena. His NASA experience included work on the Mariner Venus probe while he was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mr. Renger later moved on to biomedical pursuits, with a body of work that includes developmental work on pacemakers, insulin pumps and implanted glucose monitors. He is named as an inventor or co-inventor on 22 different patents.

Term expires December 2022.
Email:  LRenger@LVMWD.com
Ethics Training Certificate, Renger

Leonard E. Polan, Director, Division 4

 

Leonard E. Polan (Division 4 Director, Vice President) was elected to the LVMWD Board in November 2012. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he has been a resident of the City of Westlake Village for nearly 30 years, where he continues to reside with his spouse, Jill. The Polans have three adult children.

He is a Viet Nam era veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. An architect by profession, Mr. Polan studied at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with honors. He volunteers as an architectural consultant to the First Neighborhood Homeowners Association in Westlake Village and has provided guidance to the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association.

Term expires December 2020.
Email:LPolan@LVMWD.com
Ethics Training Certificate, Polan

Jay Lewitt, Division 5

Jay Lewitt (Division 5 Director, President) was elected to the Board in November 2014. He is a 29-year resident of Agoura Hills where he lives with his spouse. The Lewitts have three adult children.

Mr. Lewitt was born in Los Angeles. He earned a B.A. at the University of Southern California and a J.D. at the Pepperdine University School of Law.  He is the founder and president of Every Promotional Product, a promotional products firm headquartered in Agoura Hills.

His community work includes having been a youth sports coach for basketball and baseball. He has also served as President of the Board for Heschel West Day School and was formerly on the National Council of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Mr. Lewitt is also a former board member of the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) and served as Legal and Government Committee Chair for that organization. 

In 2016, Mr. Lewitt was nominated to a two-year term on the Federal Affairs Committee of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), the leading advocate for California water in both Sacramento and Washington D.C.  In January 2018, he was re-nominated and selected to serve a second term on this important committee.  Mr. Lewitt represents the District to Congress and federal agencies that deal with water issues.

Term expires December 2022
Email: JLewitt@LVMWD.com
Ethics Training Certificate, Lewitt

Glen Peterson, Division 2

Glen Peterson (MWD Representative) Mr. Peterson served on the LVMWD board for 32 years before his retirement in December 2018.  He continues to represents LVMWD on the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), a position he has held since 1993.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Engineering and Operations of the Bay Delta Committee. Mr. Peterson was appointed by the Governor and is currently serving as MWD’s Delegate on the Colorado River Board of California.  He was past president of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and past chair for ACWA’s Federal Affairs Committee. He was awarded the Public Health Appreciation Award from the California Dept. of Health Services for his work in fluoridation.

Mr. Peterson has been a resident in the district for 52 years and was an award-winning grape grower and vintner until 2018, when the Woolsey fire destroyed his home and vineyards.  Glen has been very active in the community, as the owner of Cornell Realty, a former member of the Mountains Conservancy Foundation, former treasurer of the Community Center Foundation, as well as a former member and past president of Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation.  Mr. Peterson was active in the Agoura Hills Rotary, a Paul Harris fellow, and was the founder of the Friends of Peter Strauss Ranch.

Email:  GPeterson@LVMWD.com

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