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wheat.jpgZone 7 Water Agency is overseen by a seven-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the community to provide strategic guidance and planning for Zone 7's policies, programs and finances. Board members serve four-year terms and represent the public throughout the Livermore-Amador Valley.

The Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Zone 7 offices, located at 100 North Canyons Parkway in Livermore.

Meetings are open to the public. Community input and participation is welcome. Community members may provide comments to the board on any agenda item, and may address the board about non-agenda items during each meeting's Citizens Forum.

Current Board Members

Angela Ramirez Holmes, President

  • Phone: 925/454-5750
  • Email: aramirezholmes@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 2012
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2020
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments: Finance Committee, Liaison Committee
  • Background: A Pleasanton resident, and a political consultant.
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Sandy Figuers, Vice-President

  • Phone: 925/454-5751
  • Email: sfiguers@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 2008
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2020
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments:  Finance Committee, Water Resources Committee
  • Background: A Livermore resident and groundwater geologist who previously served on the Zone 7 Board for 12 years in the late 1980s and into the '90s.
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Dennis Gambs

  • Phone: 925/454-5756
  • Email: dgambs@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 2018
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments:  Administrative Committee, Liaison Committee 
  • Background: A Livermore resident, Civil Engineer and former water resources manager at Zone 7.
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Sarah Palmer
  • Phone: 925/454-5752
  • Email: spalmer@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 2006
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments:  Administrative Committee, Water Resources Committee
  • Background: A Livermore resident, Ph.D biochemist, teaching Advanced Placement Environmental Science at Foothill and Dublin High Schools with the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Programs.
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Dick Quigley

  • Phone: 925/454-5755
  • Email: dquigley@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 2004
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2020
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments:  Finance Committee
  • Background: A Pleasanton resident and a retired senior logistics coordinator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
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Olivia Sanwong

  • Phone: 925/454-5753
  • Email: osanwong@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 2018
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments:  Administrative Committee, Liaison Committee
  • Background: A Pleasanton resident, and Global Market Research Analyst at a Biotechnology firm.
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 Bill Stevens

  • Phone: 925/454-5754
  • Email: bstevens@zone7water.com
  • Board Member Since: 1998
  • Current Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • FY 2018-19 Committee Assignments:  Water Resources Committee
  • Background: A Livermore resident and a geotechnical and civil engineer.
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About Board Committees

Each three-member Board Committee reviews matters before making recommendations to the full board. 

      • Administrative Committee: Reviews administrative topics such as major facility needs and safety and security measures; oversees Independent District Study. 
      • Liaison Committee: Discusses topics of mutual interest between Zone 7, the cities and retail water agencies, including rate change issues.
      • Finance  Committee: Reviews budgets, proposed financial plans, proposed rate changes and connection charge changes for Zone 7.
      • Water Resources Committee: Addresses both water and flood protection matters.

Board Committee Assignments (FY 2018-19)

Administrative Committee

  • Sarah Palmer
  • Dennis Gambs
  • Olivia Sanwong

Liaison Committee

  • Angela Ramirez Holmes
  • Dennis Gambs
  • Olivia Sanwong

Finance Committee 

  • Angela Ramirez Holmes
  • Sandy Figuers 
  • Dick Quigley

Water Resources Committee

  • Sandy Figuers
  • Sarah Palmer
  • Bill Stevens


Election Information

Members of Zone 7 Water Agency’s Board of Directors are elected every two years in June of even-numbered years. The office is non-partisan and the seven directors serve “at-large,” meaning they represent all customers within the District’s boundaries rather than geographic sub-areas. Their four-year terms are staggered, with four terms expiring in one even-numbered year and with the other three terms expiring the following even-numbered year.

Three terms will expire in 2020. The election will be held on TBD. The candidate filing period is set to run from TBD. Once the filing period begins, papers can be picked up at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office in Oakland. To be eligible to run for the Zone 7 Board of Directors, you must be 18 years of age, a registered voter and reside within district boundaries.

Zone 7 board candidates who wish to have an optional candidate’s statement printed on the ballot will be charged the actual costs associated with printing, translating (Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, English and Vietnamese) and typesetting the statements. All costs figures are provided by the Registrar of Voters and are based on actual costs and the number of registered votes in Zone 7. The estimated cost for a candidate statement is TBD. There is no charge for candidates who choose not to have a ballot statement.

For further information, contact:

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon St., Room G-1
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 267-8683
www.acgov.org/rov


 View list of Board members from 1957 to present.