The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has led many of the efforts related to the Las Vegas Valley Groundwater Management Program; however, it relies heavily on the input of groundwater users, including members of the public and those individuals who comprise the Advisory Committee for Groundwater Management.
In fact, it was a citizens committee that drafted the legislation officially creating the Las Vegas Valley Groundwater Management Program. Public involvement remains an important and ongoing part of the program and its activities.
Who serves on the advisory committee?
The SNWA appoints seven members to the Advisory Committee. These people represent different types of groundwater users in the Las Vegas Valley, as well as the State Engineer and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The total committee is composed of the following:
The members of the Las Vegas Valley Advisory Committee for Groundwater Management serve four-year terms and provide public oversight and input to the Groundwater Management Program.
Kelli Ross, Municipal Rate Payers
Stacey Lindburg, Domestic Well Users
John Hiatt, Domestic Well Users
Trent Scarlett, Commercial/Industrial Well Users
Robert McLaughlin, Municipal Well Operators
Kumiko-Katie Moore, Community Well Users
Richard Avila, Private Water Companies
John Guillory, Nevada Division of Water Resources (non-voting member)
Todd Croft, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (non-voting member)
Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas
In accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes, meetings and agendas are posted on the following schedule, barring any server problems:
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Jan. 24, 2017: Meeting Agenda (PDF)