Board of Directors

DC Water is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 11 principal and 11 alternate members. The Board is composed of six District of Columbia representatives, two each from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, and one from Fairfax County in Virginia.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia appoints, and the DC Council confirms, all six District Board members and alternates, including the Chairman. In addition, the Mayor appoints the five principal and alternate members who represent the surrounding jurisdictions based on executive submissions from those jurisdictions.

DC Water may only take action on policy matters after it receives a favorable vote of no less than six members of the Board of Directors. All Board members participate in decisions directly affecting the management of joint-use facilities. The District of Columbia members participate in those matters that affect District ratepayers and in setting fees for various services.

DC Water Board of Directors

District of Columbia

Allen Lew, Chairman
Principal Member
Matthew Brown
Alternate
Robert L. Mallett
Principal Member
Vacant
Alternate
Rachna Butani
Principal Member
Howard C. Gibbs
Alternate
Alan J. Roth
Principal Member
Brenda Richardson
Alternate
Ellen O. Boardman
Principal Member
Vacant
Alternate
Obiora "Bo" Menkiti
Principal Member
Keith Anderson
Alternate

Prince George's County

Nicholas A. Majett
Principal Member
Adam Ortiz
Alternate
Vacant
Principal Member
Shirley Branch
Alternate

Montgomery County

Timothy L. Firestine
Principal Member
Bonnie Kirkland
Alternate
Robert Hoyt
Principal Member
David W. Lake
Alternate

Fairfax County

Edward L. Long, Jr.
Principal Member
James Patteson
Alternate

Board Secretary: Linda R. Manley

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