D.L. (Pat) Howard was appointed to the Board on June 2, 2020, to fill a vacancy until the new Board gets seated after the November 2020 election. He 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, 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; appointed in 2020
- Board president in 2016, 2011, and 2007
- 2020 Committee appointments: None
- 2020 Joint Powers Agency appointments: None