1) Represent the community's interests by providing a voice directly to the Board.
2) Provide feedback on specific items, as assigned, to the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors.
3) Provide feedback to the staff on District services and proposed actions.
4) Serve as a body of independent thought when developing feedback to the Board of Directors.
5) To provide such feedback in an organized and ongoing manner through written recommendations.
6) To represent the District at a minimum of one outreach event per year.


1) Attend and participate in meetings once a month (average 10/year).

2) Attend a minimum of one (1) Board meeting per year. A standing item on the CAC agenda will determine which CAC member(s) will attend the next scheduled Board meeting.

3) Attend other meetings as may be scheduled during the year, or be required to present findings to the Public Relations Committee or Board of Directors.

4) Attend tours and field trips to various locations and sites of interest to the District.

5) Read all materials and be prepared to participate in meetings.

6) Fully participate in areas of interest and knowledge.

7) Fully understand that the Board is responsible for setting policy for District operations, therefore action by the CAC are recommendations to the Board and do not establish District Policy or directive to staff.

8) Coordinate all activities with District Board and Staff.



Organization of the Community Advisory Committee

CAC meetings are facilitated by a chair and vice-chair, elected by the CAC members.  CVSan staff will attend meetings to provide appropriate information and record minutes.  Goals for each year are set in advance, but appropriate timing can vary and new topics may be introduced at any time.  The committee will consist of up to 10 members, all of whom shall serve without compensation and benefits.  The CAC shall consist of members of the community representing the CVSan population and interests.  Employees of the District are not eligible to serve on the CAC.  The term of appointment of each member of the CAC shall be for two years, such term to begin January 1.  However, the first term of the CAC shall be split into two groups, the first group (5) shall serve for one year and the second group (5) shall serve for two years.  Meetings shall be open to the public and subject to the Brown Act.  Committee Members shall be appointed by Directors of the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board.  Each Board Member shall have two appointments on the committee at any one time.  Board Member appointments shall be one per each year.  Two year terms shall be limited to three (3) continuous terms.  Committee Members are expected to attend all committee meetings and miss no more than four (4) per year or miss more than three (3) meetings in a row. Attendance will be taken at each meeting and reported to the Public Relations Committee.  CAC members attending less than six (6) meetings or missing four (4) meetings may be removed by a simple majority of the Board.



The CAC does not assign work to staff.  The Board will take CAC recommendations under advisement and is not obligated to accept such recommendations.  CAC members may use CVSan office facilities and office equipment (as available and authorized by the General Manager) to conduct authorized CAC business.  CAC members may resign from the committee by written notice to the President of the Board and Chair of the committee.  A vacancy on the committee prior to completion of a term, for any cause, will be filled by an appointment of the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board Member who appointed the committee member to the vacated position.  All appointments shall be ratified by the full Board at the January Board meeting or at the next regular meeting following a proposed appointment.


Who are the CAC members?

Andy Duncan, Chair

Barbara Nagy, Vice Chair

Serena Foxworthy

Edie Lee

Dennis Waespi

Sonya Howes

Gabriela Sanchez

Colin Moy

Guy Sandoval


How are they appointed?

Members of the District Board of Directors appoint positions on the CAC.


How can I apply as a CAC member?

If you are interested in being a part of the CAC you may submit a letter of interest to CVSan by November 30, 2017. Your letter should include the following:

1. A statement of your interest to serve on the CAC.

2. Any qualifications you believe would be of interest to the Board.  NOTE: The qualification required is that you live within the Castro Valley Sanitary District Boundary.  Any other information you would like to share about yourself.



Agendas and Minutes - CAC

Type Year File Type Description
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-09-13.pdf Agenda, September 13, 2018
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-07-12.pdf Agenda, July 12, 2018
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-06-14.pdf Agenda, June 14, 2018
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-05-10.pdf Agenda, May 10, 2018
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-03-08.pdf Agenda, March 08, 2018
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-02-08.pdf Agenda, February 8, 2018
CAC 2018 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2018-01-11.pdf Agenda, January 11, 2018
CAC 2017 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2017-11-09.pdf Agenda, November 9, 2017
CAC 2017 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2017-10-12.pdf Agenda, October 12, 2017
CAC 2017 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2017-09-14.pdf Agenda, September 14, 2017
CAC 2017 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2017-07-13.pdf Agenda, July 13, 2017
CAC 2017 Agenda PDF icon CAC Agenda_2017-06-08.pdf Agenda, June 8, 2017