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John T. Morris

Born: Pasadena, Calif.

Represents on MWD board: City of San Marino

Joined MWD board: March 1990

Current MWD committee appointments:

Secretary: Executive Committee
Communications and Legislation Committee; Engineering and Operations Committee; Integrated Resources Planning Committee; Special Committee on Bay-Delta; and Water Planning and Stewardship Committee

Water industry affiliations:

Owner and principal of Morris Water Resources Consultants, Morris has been professionally involved with the water industry for more than 45 years.

He represents MWD on the board of the New Water Supply Coalition.  Morris previously served on the boards of the U. S. Desalination Coalition as Vice-Chair and the Water Environment Federation where he also served as Vice-Chair of their Committee Leadership Council. 

He also previously served as President of the Los Angeles of the American Society of Civil Engineers and chaired the Water Desalting Committee of the American Water Works Association, the Water Reuse Committee of the Water Environment Federation, the Water Reuse Subcommittee of the Association of California Water Agencies, the Water Issues Committee of the Southern California Association of Publicly Owned Treatment Works, as well as the Reclamation Reuse Task Force of the State Water Conservation Coalition.

He also served as a director of the National Water Research Institute, the South Orange County Reclamation Authority, the California Water Environment Association and as a Founding Director of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

He is active in the WateReuse Association, Colorado River Water Users Association, Southern California Water Utilities Association and the Orange County Water Association

Professional and community activities:

Morris is a former member of the Water Advisory Committee and a former Planning Commissioner for the city of San Marino. Morris was an active member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association for 41 years and has served as a member of the San Marino City Club Board of Directors including as President in 2005. He is President of the San Marino Historical Society and Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Friends of The Michael White Adobe.

He is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Southern California and is currently the President of the David M. Wilson Affiliates, the Civil Engineering alumni group, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Civil Engineering.

photo of John T. Morris