General Manager Affirms Commitment to Ethical Standards with Biennial Training

Rowland Water District (District) is proud to announce the completion of a comprehensive ethics AB 1234 training conducted by attorney Nathalie Camarena at Best, Best & Krieger. In line with the guidelines established by the Fair Political Practices Commission and California Attorney General, this training has equipped the Board of Directors with crucial insights into the significance of maintaining ethical standards.

Required by Government Code section 53235, the ethics training focused on:

  • Transparency laws like the Brown Act and Public Records Act;
  • Laws relating to fair processes including due process requirements and competitive bidding requirements;
  • How to avoid conflicts of interest;
  • And ways to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

The Board of Directors values the importance of adhering to the principles of trust and transparency in all aspects of its operations. The training was a critical milestone towards achieving this goal.

“The promise to uphold high ethical standards is our responsibility,” General Manager Tom Coleman said. “And this training signifies our dedication to this mission. We are confident that this program will help us to better serve our community and customers.”

The District’s Board of Directors will receive credit for completing this training, further enhancing their knowledge and skills in ethics and compliance. The District and its Board of Directors remain committed to taking proactive steps towards ensuring open communication, accountability and integrity in prioritizing the community’s needs.


About Rowland Water District

Rowland Water District was formed 70 years ago to provide water service to 200 ranchers and farmers in a rural, agricultural community. Over the years, the District has evolved to meet the changing needs of a dynamic and rapidly growing customer base. Rowland Water currently delivers 14 million gallons of safe drinking water to about 55,000 people every day. The District maintains 150 miles of potable water pipeline and 25 miles of recycled water pipeline to serve 13,500 customer connections across 17.2 square miles in southeast Los Angeles County, including portions of Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and the cities of Industry and West Covina.