SBVWCD Board of Directors reorganizes following oaths of incumbent members
The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District Board of Directors has selected a new president and vice president to serve in 2021, following the swearing-in of two incumbent members.
Board members Richard Corneille and Robert Stewart took their oaths of office for new four-year terms at the Dec. 9 board meeting. The board then voted to appoint board Member Melody Henriques-McDonald as board president, and Corneille as vice president for the coming year.
Both Corneille and Stewart ran unopposed for their seats in the November election.
Corneille, a water engineering and project management consultant, has served on the board since 2005 – most recently as president during his 2020 term. He represents Division 1 in the northeastern part of the District.
Stewart, a property manager, general contractor, and licensed civil engineer, was appointed to the board in 2019 to fill a position left vacant by former board member T. Milford Harrison, who was elected in 2018 to the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors. Stewart represents Division 3 in the southwestern part of the District.
Incoming board President Henriques-McDonald has been on the board since 1991. She is a real estate broker and represents the District on many organizations and committees.
About the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District
For more than a century, the SBVWCD has stewarded the San Bernardino Valley water basin and the native species of the wash. Its work assures high-quality local water supplies for people and the environment in the San Bernardino Valley. This includes groundwater recharge and oversight, and protection of habitat and native species in the Wash. Visit www.sbvwcd.org.