Mesa Water management team members appointed to board of directors for the Association of California Water Agencies

Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) has announced the appointments of Marwan Khalifa, chief financial officer, to serve as chair of the finance committee and Stacy Taylor, water policy manager, to serve as chair of the business development Committee for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). As committee chairs, Khalifa and Taylor also serve on the ACWA board of directors. Their two-year terms began on January 1.

Mesa Water Khalifa and Taylor

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Marwan Khalifa and Stacy Taylor

“We are incredibly proud to have two of our management team members leading ACWA’s Finance and Business Development committees. Marwan Khalifa and Stacy Taylor bring valuable expertise and experience to help ACWA advocate for safe, affordable and reliable water for all Californians,” said Marice H. DePasquale, Mesa Water board president. 

As the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country, ACWA provides comprehensive leadership, advocacy and resources for California water agencies to ensure a high quality and reliable water supply in an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible manner.

Khalifa, chief financial officer, has led Mesa Water’s financial services department since 2017. Taylor has worked for Mesa Water since 2010 in a variety of communications, public, government and external affairs roles. She currently serves as water policy manager.

Mesa Water District, a local independent special district, manages its finances and water infrastructure, and advocates water policy, while reliably providing an abundance of clean, safe water to benefit the public’s quality of life. Founded on January 1, 1960 and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member board of directors, Mesa Water provides 100% local groundwater to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of the City of Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach and unincorporated Orange County including John Wayne Airport.