Committees & Commissions
American River Authority
The American River Authority (ARA) was formed in 1982 to support construction of the Auburn Dam, and has since expanded its scope to also include a variety of other water issues.
The ARA is a joint powers authority comprised of Placer, El Dorado and San Joaquin counties, and the Placer and El Dorado County Water Agencies
Director: Brian Veerkamp, Member
The Mountain Counties Water Resources Association’s mission is to unite agencies, groups and individuals whose interests include protecting and enhancing Mountain County water resources throughout the foreseeable future.
Their vision is to strengthen autonomous member entities implementation of their jurisdictional responsibilities through information sharing, issue awareness, education, and potential legislative action or legal support.
Director: Michael Ranalli, Member