Director Division 1: Garry Bryant (Appointed September 2011) - MWD REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Bryant retired as a Principal Project Controls Specialist with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) in the Project Controls Engineering Group in 2023. Mr. Bryant was initially hired as a consultant to MWD for the Engineering Division Budget Office. Before taking a position with MWD, he served as the Facilities Business Manager at California State University, Los Angeles.
Mr. Bryant was appointed to the Foothill Municipal Water District Board of Directors in September 2011 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Director Robert Gomperz. He has served as a director on the Las Flores Mutual Water Company Board for over two decades.
Mr. Bryant is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a BA in Political Science/Economics as well as a Masters of Public Administration.
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS: Engineering and O&M (Chair), Personnel
DIRECTOR DIVISION 2: JOHN VRSALOVICH (APPOINTED July 2023)
Mr. Vrsalovich brings over 30 years of water industry experience to the Foothill Board. He is employed at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as Manager of the Construction Contracts group. His breadth of experience includes construction contract development and
administration, construction claims management, project management, energy resource management, civil engineering design, facility planning, and environmental planning. Mr. Vrsalovich is also Secretary/Treasurer of Rubio Cañon Land and Water Association and has been on the Board for nearly 20 years.
Mr. Vrsalovich graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Vrsalovich and his family have lived in Altadena, CA since 2000.
DIRECTOR DIVISION 3: LADRENA DANSBY (APPOINTED January 2005)
Ms. Dansby is a registered Civil Engineer appointed to the Foothill Municipal Water District Board of Directors in 2004. Ms. Dansby's experience in engineering includes design, project management, and construction management services on both public and private projects. Her career incorporates engineering design and construction of new facilities, rehabilitation and retrofit projects, utility upgrades and relocations, and community outreach. Ms. Dansby's directorship affords her the opportunity to utilize her professional experience, education, and knowledge of the local environment to make a difference in the Foothill community.
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS: Engineering and O&M, Finance
DIRECTOR DIVISION 4: RICHARD ATWATER (BEGINNING February 2006) - PRESIDENT
Mr. Atwater has a record of over 35 years of achievement in government and water resources management. He previously served as Executive Director of the Southern California Water Committee and as a past CEO/General Manager of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency. Some of his other past positions include: President of Bookman-Edmonston Engineering, Inc., General Manager of West Basin Municipal Water District, General Manager of Central Basin Municipal Water District, and Manager of the Water Resources Division at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is also a former board member of the Crescenta Valley Water District. Mr. Atwater and his family have lived in La Cañada Flintridge, CA since 1986.