Board of Directors


The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, the members of which are elected by the registered voters of the District to staggered four-year terms. The current directors and the expiration dates of their terms are set forth below.

Directors Expiration of Term
Floyd Wicks
December 2020
Tobe Plough
Vice President
December 2020
Ken Coates
December 2022
Brian Goebel
December 2022
Cori Hayman
December 2022
Committee Appointments
Operations & Customer Relations Committee (Cori Hayman and Floyd Wicks to serve, Brian Goebel as alternate)
Finance Committee (Ken Coates and Tobe Plough to serve, Floyd Wicks as alternate)
Strategic Planning Committee (Floyd Wicks and Brian Goebel to serve, Ken Coates as alternate)


The District was enlarged on December 6, 1995, when the Summerland Water District was formally dissolved and merged with the District. At the November 7, 1995 election, the voters of the Summerland Water District approved the dissolution of the Summerland District and the reorganization for the Montecito Water District to assume the assets, obligations and responsibility for water service in the Summerland area.

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Meeting Dates

The Board of Directors meets once a month, on the fourth Tuesday. The meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. in the District's Office Board Room (583 San Ysidro Road).

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Montecito Water District is to provide an adequate and reliable supply of high quality water to the residents of Montecito and Summerland, at the most reasonable cost.

In carrying out this mission, the District places particular emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, conducting its operations in an environmentally sensitive manner, and working cooperatively with other agencies.

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Floyd E. Wicks - President

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 - Vice President

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.

Ken Coates - 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

Brian 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.

Cori Hayman - Director

Cori 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.




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