June 2, 2023 – Rowland Water District Board President Szu Pei Lu-Yang was selected by her water industry peers for a four-year term on the Executive Committee of the prestigious Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA JPIA).

“I am looking forward to helping find solutions to address the high cost of commercial insurance for ACWA JPIA’s member agencies, which ultimately saves money for water customers,” said Lu-Yang, who has also served as a member of ACWA JPIA’s Employee Benefits Committee.

ACWA JPIA is a water industry risk-sharing pool for property and liability insurance, workers’ compensation and employee benefits. Lu-Yang was chosen by the ACWA JPIA Board of Directors from among 12 candidates vying to fill four seats on the committee, which helps set policies for the organization.

Lu-Yang’s election was announced May 8 at ACWA JPIA’s Spring Conference in Monterey.

“This is an important leadership position in California water,” RWD General Manager Tom Coleman said. “Having one of our board members involved in the decision-making for this important organization is testament to our District’s professionalism and involvement in local and state issues.”

For more information about Lu-Yang and her public service, please visit RWD.org.