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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Board Member Recognized as Woman of Distinction

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In Celebration of Women’s History Month in March, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction. Among the women recognized was Kathleen J. Tiegs, Board Member at Cucamonga Valley Water District and lifelong Rancho Cucamonga resident.

Director Tiegs has a distinguished career in water resource management that spans more than three decades. She was elected to the Cucamonga Valley Water District Board in November 2005 and has held the seats of President, Vice-President, and Board Member. Director Tiegs is the immediate past President of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country. She was also recently reappointed the Southern California Water Committee Vice-Chair for 2018. Director Tiegs is active in special district advocacy and serves on the Legislative Committee for the California Special Districts Association. Director Tiegs was previously recognized as the Woman of the Year by former Assemblymember Mike Morrell in 2011.

“It’s an honor to have been recognized by Assemblymember Holden among the Women of Distinction,” commented Director Tiegs. “To be recognized among this high-class group of women is something I will never forget. I am proud to represent the Cucamonga Valley Water District, water community and the City of Rancho Cucamonga in my work each day.”

Women of Distinction from throughout Assemblymember Holden’s district include Jill Adler-Moore Ph.D. (Altadena), Christy Anderson (Claremont), Sylvia Whitlock Ph.D. (La Verne), Julie Gentile (Monrovia), Kathy Onoye Ed.D., (Pasadena), Rhonda Beltran (San Dimas), Joanne Harabedian (Sierra Madre), and Marie Sliney (Upland); the Woman of the Year is South Pasadena Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian, M.D.

“The 2018 Women of Distinction are passionate leaders who improve the lives for thousands of individuals and families in the 41st Assembly District and beyond,” commented Assemblymember Holden. “They demonstrate exceptional leadership that all of us should aspire to achieve.”

For more information about CVWD, visit or call (909)987-2591. Assemblymember Holden’s District Office is located in Pasadena and can be reached by emailing

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