Board of Directors

MWD is governed by five publicly elected Directors referred to as the Board. Public elections are held every two years and Directors serve four year terms. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity. Election procedures and questions can be answered by visiting the Santa Barbara County election website.

These five elected officials are responsible for District policies and decision-making. Directors participate in monthly Board meetings and Committee meetings. All board meetings are open to the public and anyone may address the Board on items of concern. Schedules and agendas are available at the District office, on this web site and through the District’s on-line calendar.

Board members also provide representation to our affiliated agencies, as noted below.

Floyd E. Wicks, President

Term Expires: 12/2020 Committees Served:
  • Operations & Customer Relations Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Finance Committee (Alternate)
  • Representative to Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
  • Representative to California Special Districts Association (SBCSDA)
Current Ethics Certificate
Director Wicks was elected in November and sworn into office in December of 2016. He has been a service-focused water industry leader for over thirty years, and lived in Montecito for 25 years with his wife, Diana (Dee Dee) and son, Brandon, who now lives in the Los Angeles area of Topanga, with his new bride, Theresa. He enjoys traveling and is still very active in the water community, continuing to support the non-profit Water for People organization and holds an Ambassador designation with that group. Floyd is the principal of his private water consulting firm, founded in 2009.

 
Tobe Plough

Tobe Plough, Director

Term Expires: 12/2020 Committees Served:
  • Finance Committee
  • Representative to Cachuma Conservation Release Board (CCRB)
  • Alternate Representative to Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB)
Current Ethics Certificate
Mr. Plough was elected to the Board of Directors and sworn into office in December of 2016. He is the founder of Plough & Associates, a 23 year practice specializing in management consulting for Fortune 15 energy companies' infrastructure projects.  He earned his degree in finance and accounting from UCSB. Mr. Plough's local contributions are significant. He has served as former Grand Jury Foreman and introduced performance based budgeting at the County of Santa Barbara. Recent accomplishments include co-founding the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and serving as president, vice-president and continuous involvement on the Bowl Facilities Committee during the planning and construction of its $40 million renovation project. He also served as officer on the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association, was appointed to the Santa Barbara City College Bond V Oversight Committee, and served as former president of Friends of the Channel Islands National Park. He and his wife Sally Bromfield have been residents of Montecito since 1979.

Cori Hayman, Director

Term Expires: 12/2022 Committees Served:
  • Operations & Customer Relations Committee
  • Representative to Cachuma Operations and Maintenance Board (COMB)
Current Ethics Certificate
Director Hayman was elected in November 2018 and sworn into office in December 2018. She is an attorney who previously practiced in areas of complex litigation and healthcare regulatory compliance on a national scale. She has lived in Montecito since 2011 with her husband, Russell, and their son, Harry. She is a strong community advocate for Montecito and is involved with local non-profit organizations and academic institutions.

Ken Coates, Director

Term Expires: 12/2022 Committees Served:
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee (Alternate)
  • Alternate Representative to California Special Districts Association (CSDA)
Current Ethics Certificate
Director Coates was elected in November and sworn into office in December 2018. He has lived in Montecito for 15 years with his wife Betsy. He has been active in local community affairs on the boards of Direct Relief and Sansum Clinic, and nationally on the boards of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Brian Goebel, Director

Term Expires: 12/2022 Committees Served:
  • Operations & Customer Service Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Operations & Customer Relations Committee (Alternate)
  • Alternate Representative to Cachuma Conservation and Release Board (CCRB)
Current Ethics Certificate
Director Goebel was elected in November 2018 and sworn into office in December 2018. He is an entrepreneur and attorney who previously held senior positions in the Treasury and Homeland Security Departments. Brian has been actively involved in several community nonprofits since his family moved to Montecito in 2014. He is married with two teenage children.