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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Soquel Creek Water District Embarks on Filling Board Vacancy


June 22, 2023

Contact:Melanie Mow Schumacher, Special Projects-Communications Manager/Asst. GMmelanies@soquelcreekwater.org831-475-8500 x153

Soquel Creek Water District Embarks on Filling Board Vacancy as Long-Time Director Dr. Bruce Daniels Announces Resignation   

Soquel, California (June 22, 2023) — Soquel Creek Water District (SqCWD) today announced that Board of Director, Dr. Bruce Daniels, has stepped down after serving the community with dedication and distinction for 23 years. Dr. Daniels officially left his position on June 19, 2023, following a remarkable legacy of service and leadership. 

During his tenure, Daniels played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of SqCWD, contributing to numerous initiatives and programs that have significantly improved water management and conservation efforts in the region. His unwavering commitment to a healthy environment and ensuring the long-term sustainability of water resources, and championing Pure Water Soquel has been instrumental in safeguarding the district's water supply for future generations. 

Under Daniels' guidance, SqCWD has made remarkable strides in achieving its goals, including implementing innovative conservation measures like the Water Demand Offset (WDO) Program and exploring alternative water sources. His strategic vision and deep understanding of climate change and water management issues have positioned the district as a model for sustainable water practices. While Dr. Daniels is stepping down from the Board to focus on traveling and pursuing a volunteer research project on the mathematical underpinnings of climate change algorithms used in models, he plans on continuing to be a volunteer and supporter of the District. 

"Bruce Daniels has been an invaluable member of the Soquel Creek Water District team, and his contributions have had a lasting impact on our community," said General Manager Ron Duncan. "His unwavering dedication to preserving our water resources and his ability to navigate complex issues have made him an exceptional leader. We are immensely grateful for his service and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Throughout his career, Daniels has exemplified integrity and a tireless commitment to public service. His collaborative approach and ability to build consensus have earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues, staff, and the community he served. He came to the District with a rich background, having served on the Region IX Water Quality Control Board, and before that, he was integral in creating the Lisa and Macintosh computers. 

The Soquel Creek Water District and staff extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Bruce Daniels for his years of dedicated service. His indelible contributions and profound impact will be remembered for years to come.  

SqCWD will embark on the process of appointing a new Board of Director to fill Dr. Daniel’s term that ends December 2024. Individuals interested in learning more about this open Board position are encouraged to visit the District’s website for more information at   

About Soquel Creek Water District:  

The Soquel Creek Water District is a not-for-profit local government agency that provides water resource management within its service area to deliver a safe and reliable supply of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally sensitive and economically responsible way. The District’s website is


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