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Board of Directors

BVWD has a five-member Board of Directors publicly elected by property owners within the District's service area to four year terms of office. 

The Board is committed to developing policy through an open, public process, guided by the BVWD Mission Statement.  The Board of Directors meets quarterly generally on the 3rd Monday of the month and at other times as needed.

Under the direction of the Board, the General Manager and District staff work to support the mission and objectives of the District.  From Lake Alpine to Bear Valley Mountain Resort and through a web of pipes and facilities,  BVWD collects and treats wastewater before it is discharged to the land or surface waters. 


Stefaniya Becking

Term  Expires: December 2021
Ethics Certificate

For a period of a few years, Steffi moved to live in Bear Valley full-time with her family. She bought a condo in 2011 and fell in love with the environment. She was excited to learn about the elections for the Bear Valley Water District Board as an opportunity to get involved.

Steffi's academic and professional background provides technical expertise to the Board. Her academic background is in chemistry (B.S., UC Berkley) and environmental engineering (M.S., Stanford). Professionally, Steffi gained experience specific to the wastewater industry working at CH2M HILL. She participated in developing a statewide protocol for reporting greenhouse gas emissions from the wastewater treatment process. Also, Steffi tracked regulation changes and updated staff at wastewater treatment agencies from 9 counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Over the past 10 years, Steffi has worked in different aspects of environmental engineering: wastewater, wetland health, air quality and energy. Currently, Steffi is working at a water tech company in the agricultural industry as a Product Manager. The real-time monitoring solution the agricultural firm employs helps growers save water, energy and prevent nitrogen runoff.

Working with growers, Steffi is reminded about the value of water every day. Steffi is honored to bring her experience and appreciation of water to the Bear Valley community.


John C. Boyle

Term  Expires: December 2021
Ethics Certificate

John Boyle has a strong background in both business and non-profits/public service.  His business experience includes both operations and finance, with over 15 years of experience in high-tech management and operational roles in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.  He also has over 10 years of venture capital investing in partner and associate roles at multiple firms.  Most recently, John served as the Director of the Purdue West Coast Partnership Center, based in Mountain View, CA. 

Previously, John served a four year term as an elected City Councilman for the City of Menlo Park (2006-2010) including roles as the Vice Mayor and service on multiple finance and business development committees for various agencies.  John has also previously served in board positions with San Mateo County based Samaritan House (Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Treasurer), the San Mateo County Housing Endowment and Regional Trust non-profit, several school foundations, and other public sector boards and agencies.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA degree from Stanford University.

According to John, he asked to be considered for the BVWD board because, “… As a homeowner in BV for nearly 20 years, my wife and kids and I really appreciate the community and want to help ensure that we protect it AND ensure its continued vibrancy and viability.  The BVWD provides a critical infrastructure system for both existing and potential future residents and businesses.”


Ken Brown

Expires: December 2019
Ethics Certificate

Ken's family has owned a house in Bear Valley for the last 57 years. Along with his wife and our kids, Ken has fond memories of his entire family learning to ski here and many memorable times in this community. More recently, Ken's children have finished college, are now leading their own productive lives and he and his wife and have found themselves spending more time in Bear Valley. Ken determined that it time to give back to this community that has given so much to his family.

Ken's primary emphasis is in Real Estate Finance and Construction. He has owned a Real Estate Development Company for the last 28 year’s. Ken has built and manages apartments in the Central Valley. He has served on the Board of Directors for Stoctton Building Association, multiple Owner’s Associations and a private Country Club, and has served as President on each of these Boards. 

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Real Estate Finance from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, a General Contractor's License and a Real Estate Broker's License.


James Bissell

Term  Expires: December 2021
Ethics Certificate

Coming soon . . .


Gunnar thordarson

Term  Expires: December 2019
Ethics Certificate

Coming soon . . .

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