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The Board of Directors for Green Valley Mutual Water Company consists of nine directors, all of whom serve a voluntary three-year term. The board receives no compensation for their held positions. Three directors are elected annually by ballot at the Annual Shareholder's Meeting in May. Only a shareholder may be elected to serve on the Board.


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If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors,
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GVMWC Board of Directors (2023)

Ira Leader, President

Steve Christman, 1st Vice President

Steve has owned property in Green Valley Lake since 1978. He has been involved on the Board of Directors since 1992, and was the founding treasurer of GVL Recreation, Inc. in 1995. During his numerous terms on the GVMWC Board of Directors, he has served as President, 1st Vice President, and 2nd Vice President.

Kathleen Benjamin, 2nd Vice President

Kathy and her husband have been full-time residents of Green Valley Lake for the past 7 years. She became a Water Board Director in May 2021. Kathy retired after working as a Registered Nurse for Kaiser Permanente for 36 years. She holds BS and PHN degrees in Nursing and has experience and knowledge in management, leadership, bioethics, quality, performance improvement including process design and engineering and rapid cycle improvement. These skills assist the board in leadership, problem identification, resolution and systems redesign and ethical decision making.


Scott Burger, Secretary / Treasurer

Jerold Miller, Director

My wife and I have a long history associated with GVL. Linda helped her uncle, Lloyd
Dreher pick out the original cabin over 50 years ago and we helped him rebuild after the
2008 fire. When Lloyd moved down the mountain, we purchased the property and
subsequently the four adjacent lots. Although we live in the San Diego area, Linda and
I spend about a week at GVL each month.

I retired with the rank of Full Professor in the California School of Education at Alliant
International University, San Diego, CA. My current research targets rural development,
community education, and poverty mitigation through small-scale beekeeping,
aquaponics, and horticulture in rural Valle de Angeles, Honduras.

I came to the Board about 1.5 years ago as a replacement for a relocating Board
member. I currently serve as Chair of the Lake-Clubhouse Committee. I would
appreciate the opportunity to continue working with the Committee and Community to
make the Clubhouse a gathering place and center for community activities.

I have enjoyed my time as a Director on the Mutual Water Board and look forward to
continuing my work as a Member of the Board, the Clubhouse Committee, and the

Kit Kjelstrom, Director

Kit’s time in Green Valley Lake began in 2003. In 2006 he built a home and lived in GVL full-time from 2009 – 2015. Kit holds a BS from BYU-Hawaii in mathematics, an MS from the University of Utah in Civil Engineering/Structures, and an MBA from CSULA in Finance. As a semi-retired Licensed Structural/Civil Engineer, Kit has spent 40 years working in the construction materials industry (concrete, asphalt, mining) engineering structures, laying out process plants, and permitting plants and mines.

Ed Gray, Director

Shayla Antrim, Director

Richard Vouga, Director

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