JANUARY 2021 BOARD NOMINEES AS ELECTED ARE:
WARREN (BILL) MANZER
December 17, 2020 APN: 123456789
NOTICE AND ABSENTEE BALLOT/PROXY FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
CAMARILLO, CA 93010
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Pleasant Valley Mutual Water Company will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Company office located at 1863 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect Company Directors and transact other business as may be properly conducted at the meeting. Votes will be taken up until the meeting starts but a quorum is needed before the meeting in order to hold it. Please send ballots in ASAP.
Please complete the Ballot/Proxy and immediately return it to the Company office whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting. A shareholder’s filing of a Ballot/Proxy in advance of the Annual Meeting counts towards establishing the quorum of shareholders (at least half the district) necessary to transact business. If you return your Ballot/Proxy and then attend the meeting, you may revoke the ballot and directly vote your shares at the annual meeting.
****** INSTRUCTION SHEET*******
**** Please have Ballot/Proxy completed, signed and returned to the PVMWC office by to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday , January 22, 2021. ****
THIS DOWNLOAD IS ONLY A SAMPLE AND NOT VALID BALLOT
OPTION #1 DIRECTIONS “CONSENT TO HOLDING OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS”:
If you DO NOT wish to vote for any persons running, you may complete box #1 (skip boxes #2 and #3) and consent to the holding of the Annual Meeting ONLY.
OPTION #2 DIRECTIONS “ELECTION OF DIRECTORS”:
Select up to 5 of the 6 shareholders/candidates listed, sign and date. Do not select more than 5 (skip boxes #1 and #3)
OPTION #3 DIRECTIONS “TRANSFER OF VOTING POWER”:
complete this box if you want a board officer or another shareholder to vote your shares.
The shareholder you choose must be present at the annual meeting (skip boxes #1 and #2)
To view nominee submitted bios/letters you may do any of the following:
Visit www.pvmwc.com – click on the “Board Information” tab (scroll down main page to find tab)
Call 805-482-5061 to have copies mailed/e-mailed
Come in to the office to pick up copies: 1863 Las Posas Rd Camarillo, CA 93010
8am-4:30pm Monday – Friday
Secretary, Pleasant Valley Mutual Water Co.
PLEASANT VALLEY MUTUAL WATER COMPANY 2019 BOARD NOMINEES
PAUL DEBUSSCHERE (Incumbent)
I have been a resident in the Camarillo Heights since 2011, and served as a director of Pleasant Valley Mutual Water since 2014. I have experience with shallow and deep water well facilities and pipeline similar to what conveys water to our homes and businesses here in Camarillo. I respectfully request to continue service as a director, and look forward to representing you for the upcoming term should you so choose.
JAY DUNLAP (Incumbent)
My name is Jay M. Dunlap and I'm running for re-election for a position at the PVMWC Board of Directors. My father Jesse M. Dunlap, was very involved with the Board, my wife was previously on the Board. I grew up in the heights in a house on old Mesa Drive. I'm a veteran of both the Army and the Marine Corps. I'm a general contractor and I've always had in interest in our community and how it uses its resources just like my father. 2020 has brought new challenges to all of us and I'd like to continue to be a part of the team addressing these challenges.
JAMES GRAHAM (Incumbent)
20 years PVMWC member, 25 years Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, various positions, mostly Public Relations with a focus on Water Reclamation, Water Conservation and Bio solids Composting. I could write a book, as could the other incumbents of our experience. Bill, Ed, Jay, and I are also Veterans of the Army and Navy.
Richard Groper (Nominee)
I intend to make myself a nominee for the Board of Directors of the Pleasant Valley Mutual Water Company. First and foremost, I believe that we need more transparency with the Water Board and the community at large. Whether or not the recent rate hikes were justified, they were not communicated to the public at-large in an effective manner. If elected, I pledge to include all stakeholders in the decision-making process.
In addition, I would like to share with everyone my qualifications for the position. I am a Political Science Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. One of my specializations is state and local government policy. Water policy is one of the areas which I focus. I have been teaching the course since the late 1990s and have done research in the area. I believe that my expertise in the subject matter will be of grate assistance and the Board. Moreover, I have had additional practical experience in the local policy arena, having served on many local city Boards and Commissions in the former city in which I lived.
I would be honored to help serve the city by being elected to the Board of Directors of the Pleasant Valley Mutual Water Company.
Warren (Bill) Manzer (Incumbent)
My family moved back to Camarillo Heights in 1942 when I was five years old. My family lived on Mesa Drive. My wife, Raelene Manzer, taught at Camarillo Heights School for thirty years. We raised our two sons on North Loop Dr. In 1977, at the age of 40, I was asked to join the Board of Directors of PVMWC. Many of the forty-three years I have been selected to be President by our board members. The Board has overseen the grant to bring in large pipeline from the upper tanks, the addition of two metered turnouts from the Calleguas Municipal Water District to help guarantee a water supply, the replacement of older and inadequate supply lines and upgrades to our wells. The modernization of data on shareholders is continuing with of addition of "smart meters" (We have received a Federal Grant to finish installing smart meters). The addition of the iron and manganese removal systems was completed before 2005 (this is half of a groundwater desalinization system). The desalinization (reverse osmosis) plant development plans started in 2013. The design plans were completed in 2014 so we could apply and the receive approval for a Grant for 75% of 3.2 Million dollars. Our desalinization project is connected to the City of Camarillo's desalinization project through a mutual brine line. The brine line contract is awarded and with city permits for the building in process we will be able to complete the project next year.
Warren (Bill) Manzer
Marilyn Rodgers (Nominee)
I'm a retired US Army physical therapist and combat medic. I've lived in the Heights since 2011. I have a vested interest in out water supply, it's delivery and how we can keep costs down.
I'd like to see more shareholder involvement in PVMWC and I feel just having the annual meeting the evening of the election is not enough. I would welcome any ideas on how we can increase shareholder involvement since the Board works for the shareholders! Your input should be a priority!
Edward Saxey (Incumbent)
My general background by education and experience includes engineering and management. This has allowed me to positively contribute to issues brought before the Board during the time I have been a member. I am a long time resident in the district, and support the many improvements planned for increased service while minimizing the cost impact to our shareholders.