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A five-member Board of Directors governs the Dublin San Ramon Services District by setting policies, appointing officers, and hiring and overseeing the District’s general manager. The Board exercises these powers under the authority of the Community Services District Law (California Government Code section 61000 et seq.). The Board is ultimately responsible and accountable to the people of the District; its roles and responsibilities are explained more fully in Guidelines for Conducting Board Business.

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Madelyne (Maddi) Misheloff
President
Term 2016-2020

Edward Duarte
Vice President
Term 2016-2020

Ann Marie Johnson
Director
Term 2018-2022

Richard Halket
  Director
Term 2016-2020


Georgean
Vonheeder-Leopold

Director
Term 2018-2022

Click a Director’s name to learn more about that individual or to send an email. Email the entire Board of Directors at board@dsrsd.com.

Open Meetings

  How Do I Participate 

Board and Committee meetings are open to the public and time is always reserved for the public to address the Board.

The DSRSD Board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. While the District Office is temporarily relocated, regularly scheduled DSRSD Board Meetings will be held at the Shannon Community Center, Ambrose Hall, 11600 Shannon Avenue, Dublin, unless otherwise noticed. Special meetings may be held at other times. Board Committees meet as needed, typically prior to Board meetings, in a conference room behind the Boardroom.

Visit the Meetings Calendar for Agendas, Minutes, and Video links. To receive meeting agendas by email, subscribe to eNotifications.

Elections/Appointments

DSRSD Directors are elected in November of even-numbered years. The office is non-partisan. Starting with the 2020 election, Directors will serve "by-division," per Ordinance No. 345 which established a by-division system for electing directors effective June 20, 2019, meaning they represent all customers residing within a division of the District’s service area. Their four-year terms are staggered, with three terms expiring in one even-numbered year and two terms expiring the following even-numbered year, in 2020 and 2022 respectively. The next general District election will be held November 2, 2020.

To be eligible to run for the DSRSD Board of Directors (Board), you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, and a registered voter residing within your District division. The District is a multi-county agency that includes portions of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Candidates should contact elections officials in the county(ies) within which their division resides (Alameda County Registrar of Voters and Contra Costa County Election Division) for filing requirements, and refer to the District’s Candidates’ Statement Costs policy.

Should the number of candidates not exceed the number of offices to be filled, the supervising authority (Alameda County Board of Supervisors) appoints the candidates to the offices, per California Elections Code section 10515.

Should a Board vacancy occur, the Board will decide to fill the seat by either an election or an appointment. If appointment is decided, interested candidates must meet the same eligibility requirements and submit a completed application to the District Secretary, who will notify candidates when to appear for an interview with the Board during a public Board meeting. The Board will vote to make an appointment within an established period of time. The appointed Boardmember will serve a specified portion of the unexpired term of office.

More information on the process and deadlines will be available on this website before each election or appointment.

Boardmember Compensation

DSRSD Directors receive compensation of $146 per day for each day of service to the District, up to a maximum of 10 days per month. The District’s current rate is well below the maximum amount allowable by state law, which is $294 per day of service in 2018. The District’s Day of Service policy and the California Government Code define a day of service. Eligible activities include:

  • Serving in a policy maker role at properly noticed meetings of the Board of Directors, Board Committees, and joint powers authorities (JPA) in which the District is a partner (Committee and JPA appointments are reported on Fair Political and Practices Commission Form 806)
  • Representing the District at a public meeting or public hearing of another public agency when that agency is considering business that involves the District
  • Speaking for the District at public events and community meetings, including ceremonial functions of other agencies
  • Representing the District at professional, technical, and trade association meetings and conferences
  • Taking part in organized educational activities, including required ethics training 

Directors are reimbursed for travel related to District business. The Board must pre-approve travel; the Director Travel and Expenses policy defines allowable reimbursement. Directors do not receive a vehicle allowance or communication allowance.

Directors are eligible to participate in the District’s health and welfare benefit programs during their terms. They also may make voluntary contributions to the District’s tax-deferred 457 plan. Provided that a director voluntarily contributes at least $20 per month, the District matches that contribution up to $10 per month or 25 percent of the monthly contribution, whichever is less. As elected officials, Directors are not eligible to participate in the District’s CalPERS retirement program, or retiree medical benefits, unless they were first elected or appointed to the Board prior to July 1, 1994, in accordance with California Government Code section 20322(c).

Ticket Distribution

Form 802 was created by the Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) to report distributions of tickets received by local agencies and distributed to elected officials or employees pursuant to a ticket distribution policy, as set forth in FPPC Regulation section 18944.1. The purpose of the District’s Ticket Distribution policy is to ensure that all tickets and/or passes accepted by the Dublin San Ramon Services District from public and private entities and individuals are distributed in furtherance of governmental and/or public purposes.  

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