D.L. (Pat) Howard is a licensed professional engineer with more than 30 years of engineering experience. He received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Science in engineering management from Santa Clara University. He lives in Dublin.
- Elected to the Board in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016
- Board president in 2016, 2011, and 2007
- 2017 Committee appointments: Water Resources
- 2017 Joint Powers Agency appointments: DSRSD-EBMUD Recycled Water Authority (DERWA)