Board of Directors
William M. (Bill) Stone
Director Bill Stone returned to the Board in December 2012 after a short break in service. Bill previously served on the Board from 1994 – 2008 during which time he served as Chair, Vice Chair, Board Secretary and Assistant Secretary, as well as serving on numerous board committees. Bill grew up in Ojai and Ventura with strong family roots in Ojai, and has lived and worked in the north Ventura Avenue area for the past 30 years. Bill has a background in telecommunications and has worked in the field for 35 years. Bill holds a license for cable contracting and works for Charter Communications as a Maintenance Supervisor.
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John R. (Randy) Burg
Director Burg was appointed to the board in 2001 and elected in November 2002. Randy holds a B.S. Degree in Economics and is the President of a local corporation representing several manufacturers to the construction industry. He and his family have been residents of the Ojai Valley since moving here in 1977. Randy is active in the community with the Ojai Lions Club and has been an active member since 1978, having served as President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In October, 2002 Director Burg completed the Special Districts Institute certificate program, which includes studies in District Governance, District Finance and District Administration.
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Lowell was elected to the Board in November of 2020.
He grew up in Idaho, LA, and Denver graduating from the Colorado School of Mines in 1976 with a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering. While working in New Orleans as an exploration Geophysicist, he completed an M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering at Tulane University.
He worked as petroleum engineer in New Orleans, Denver, Bakersfield, and Ventura retiring in 2013.
He moved to The Ojai valley in early 2004 with his wife and two children.
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Director Jack Curtis returned to the Board in December 2014 after a short break in service. Jack previously served on the Board from 2002-2010 during which time he served as Chair, Vice Chair, Board Secretary and Assistant Secretary, as well as serving on numerous board committees.
Jack has an extensive background in the construction industry, including participating in the construction of portions of the District’s collection system in 1963-65. Jack and his family moved to the Ojai Valley in April 1962. Jack has been active in the community for many years; he has served on numerous local boards and organizations. Jack is one of the founding Directors of the Ventura County Special Districts’ Association (VCSDA) and the Association of Water Agencies (AWA) representing County Water Districts. Jack served nine years as a Director on the California Special Districts Association and currently serves as a Director on the Ventura River County Water Board (VRCWD).
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James (Jim) Kentosh
James (Jim) Kentosh
Director Jim Kentosh was elected to the Board in November 2020. He is a registered professional civil engineer, specializing in potable and recycled water. He retired from United Water Conservation District, where he served as manager of operations and maintenance, and as manager of resource planning. Jim is familiar with endangered species issues, particularly for steelhead trout.
Jim and his family moved to Ojai in 1988, raising three kids who graduated from Nordhoff. Jim exercised his love of the outdoors by serving five years as scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop. Jim also currently serves on the board of Meiners Oaks Water District.
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Stephen L. Quilici
Stephen L. Quilici
Director Quilici was elected to the Board in November 2018. Steve has a BS from Harvey Mudd College and a Doctorate in Applied Physics from Stanford University. He retired in 2015 after more than 40 years in the Aerospace and Telecommunications industries in executive, engineering, strategic planning, contracting and marketing roles. Steve and his wife (who grew up in the Ojai Valley) have lived in Ojai since 2003. He served on the City of Ojai Building Appeals Board, an Ojai School District Advisory Committee, and now is a member of the City Planning Commission. Steve is also active in SoCal charitable and veterans’ organizations. He brings his technical and managerial experience to the Board to help manage the District’s operational and fiscal policies for the public good.
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William (Bill) Ulrich
William Ulrich has been a resident of the Ojai Valley for 36 years. He is the Principal in a Construction Management Consultancy, and has been engaged in Construction Management for large-scale construction projects in the Public Works sector, and for clients in private development, for over 30 years. Mr. Ulrich holds CA State General Engineering, General Building, and Specialty licenses, and is an appointed member of the City of Ojai Building Appeals Board."
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