The Board Of Directors


Current Officers

President           Michael McBride 
Vice President   J. Dennis Staley
Secretary            Judy Corl-Lorono

 

corllorMs.  Judy Corl-Lorono
“We are blessed to have something many communities don’t have… good clean ground water.  It is our duty to preserve and protect our water for today and in the future for our children and grandchildren”.
Born in Red Bluff, California, Judy is mom to three wonderful children. She lived with them in Hawaii from 1979 to 1981.  She is “Grammy” to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Currently she is raising her 16 year old granddaughter.  She and her family love to camp and fish.  Her adventures have taken her to Israel and Jordan.  Service to her community has been a major part of her life.  After moving here in 2001 she worked for the Salvation Army, running the thrift store in Yucca Valley and putting to use the skills she gained working in the hotel industry and running a free food distribution in Palm Desert.  Her community spirit led her to become involved in Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency (BDVWA).  As a Director at BDVWA she focuses on learning about water issues in our state and community.

Four-year term ends 2018 (One year added. See Feb. 28, 2017 BOD Agenda Packet, Item No. 8 – Changing the Agency Regular Elections for the Governing Board)

Email: jcorl-lorono@bdvwa.org

Director Corl-Lorono AB 1234 Ethics Training Certificate

Director Corl-Lorono Form 700 – Annual Statement of Economic Interests 2016-17

 

 

mcbrideMr. Michael McBride
Who would have guessed that one of our Board members loves to surf the waves and won best actor for his role as Lenny in “Of Mice and Men” at the Big Bear Summer Theater Festival.  That would be our own Director McBride.  Director McBride was born and raised in Lynwood California.  He was married to Christine for 42 years until widowed.  They adopted two wonderful boys who gave Director McBride four very active grandsons.  Director McBride has had an interesting career.   He was an electrical contractor while serving as President of the Lynwood Chamber of Commerce; was plant manager at a wastewater treatment facility where he achieved Grade 5 Operator Certification; earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Fresno Pacific University; following 12 years of teaching, he is now retired.  Director McBride has also served on the Board of Directors of the Morongo Basin Humane Society and as a member of the Hi-Desert Water District Wastewater Advisory Committee.

Four-year term ends 2020  (One year added. See Feb. 28, 2017 BOD Agenda Packet, Item No. 8 – Changing the Agency Regular Elections for the Governing Board)

Email: mmcbride@bdvwa.org

Director McBride AB 1234 Ethics Training Certificate

Director McBride Form 700 – Annual Statement of Economic Interests 2016-17

 

 

burkartMrs. Terry Burkhart
“Living here full time is wonderful.  I love the blue skies, the sunsets, breathing air you can’t see”
Director Burkhart and her husband John purchased their home in 1991 and were weekenders until 2000, when she retired after 34 years in the insurance industry.   She enjoys visiting her children who live in San Diego, Seattle and Laguna Niguel with their kids.  Director Burkhart feels that becoming a Director for Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency has been a learning experience.  Since she was first elected she has attended several classes and workshops, learning the ins and outs of public office along with water rules and regulations.
“Most of us take water for granted until it doesn’t come out when the tap is turned on.  Until something happens, like a broken pipe or an earthquake.  How does the water get to the tap?  It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to move water from underground to your kitchen.  And the methods used are all overseen by State and Federal rules and regulations”.   For Director Burkhart, learning is fun and she plans to keep doing so.  She is keenly aware thousands of people depend on BDVWA for water, the most basic necessity of life and she gives every effort to be sure it will be there – now and in the future.

Director Burkhart has also served as Director of the Special Districts Risk Management Authority in 2011 for a three year term.

Four-year term ends 2018 (One year added. See Feb. 28, 2017 BOD Agenda Packet, Item No. 8 – Changing the Agency Regular Elections for the Governing Board)

Email: tburkhart@bdvwa.org

Director Burkhart AB 1234 Ethics Training Certificate

Director Burkhart Form 700 – Annual Statement of Economic Interests 2016-17

 

staleyDirector J. Dennis Staley
A retired public secondary school teacher, Director Staley has resided in Landers for over 18 years.  Dennis, the younger son of Ralph and Lillie Staley, was born on October 17, 1928 in Elk City, Oklahoma.  His family moved to Oceanside in 1939.  After graduating from Oceanside-Carlsbad High School in June of 1947, he enlisted in the Army.  Upon receiving his discharge after serving four years with the 3rd Armored Division as a photographer, he returned to Oceanside to attend Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College.  Following graduation in 1952, he transferred to the University of Redlands earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 1956, teaching training in 1957 and a Master’s Degree in 1959.  At the U of R, he met his future wife, Losahn Robbins.  They were married June 1, 1956.  Losahn (Sandy) was a primary school teacher for 25 years.  As time passed they moved from Santa Barbara to Palm Desert and then to Landers in 1993.  She passed away in March of 2010.  Director Staley started his teaching career at Yucaipa Jr. High in 1957; other teaching positions include Coalinga College, Palo Alto, Santa Barbara City Schools and adult evening classes at Santa Barbara City College.  Since his appointment, he has been attending classes and watching “webinars” to learn about water on the local and state level.

Four-year term ends 2018 (One year added. See Feb. 28, 2017 BOD Agenda Packet, Item No. 8 – Changing the Agency Regular Elections for the Governing Board)

Email: jstaley@bdvwa.org

Director Staley AB 1234 Ethics Training Certificate

Director Staley Form 700 – Annual Statement of Economic Interests 2016-17

 

coulumbe1Director J. Larry Coulombe

Bio and photo to follow shortly.

Four-year term ends 2020 (One year added. See Feb. 28, 2017 BOD Agenda Packet, Item No. 8 – Changing the Agency Regular Elections for the Governing Board)

Email: jcoulombe@bdvwa.org

Director Coulombe AB 1234 Ethics Training Certificate

Director Coulombe Form 700 – Annual Statement of Economic Interests 2016-17

 

Board Meetings

1720 North Cherokee Trail, Landers, CA
Fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.