Rachél Lather

Board of Directors
Title: President
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Rachel Lather

Rachél is a resident of Aptos and a civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from U.C. Davis. Her career has included extensive work in the geotechnical engineering field, including foundation design, slope stability, and soil and groundwater remediation projects. She also served as the Sanitation Engineer for Santa Cruz County Sanitation District from 2002-2015, which involved managing the engineering design and analysis for sewers and pump stations, rate setting, budget development, project review, billing, and customer service for the District. Rachél is passionate and knowledgeable about local water issues and believes that her experience will help the District make the difficult decisions needed to protect the future of our community. 

Rachél has been a board member since 2016. She also serves as the District representative on the Santa Cruz Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), on the Water Resources Management and Infrastructure Committee and as alternate on the Finance and Administrative Services Committee and on the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA).


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