Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Aromas Water District

The Aromas Water District (AWD) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.

“This award is a testament to Aromas Water District’s commitment to open government;” said Wayne Norton, Aromas Water District Board President. “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.

In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.

The Aromas Water District also fulfilled fifteen website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public, such as board agendas, past minutes, current district budget, and the most recent financial audit. Finally, the district must demonstrated outreach to its constituents that engages the public in its governance, through a special community engagement project and community transparency reviews.

The Aromas Water District is a non-profit Multi-County Special District governed by five elected members of the AWD community, each serving a four-year term. AWD was formed in 1959 and today they serve 900 connections including areas in Monterey and San Benito Counties. The water is taken from several deep-water wells located in Aromas. # # #
The mission of Aromas Water District is to provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the most cost-effective rates to customers. Aromas Water District – 831 726 3155 – –