Bette Boatmun

Bette Boatmun, Director, Division 4

Serving since 1974; Serving through 2020

Bette Boatmun was elected to the Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors in 1974, representing Pittsburg, Antioch, and the northeast portion of Concord.

She served as President of the Board of Directors from 1990 to 1992, and Vice President from 1981 to 1989.

She is the former executive director of the YWCA of Contra Costa County and continues to be active in a number of community organizations, including the Concord American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, Sons of Italy, and Soroptomist International.

She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Kennedy King Scholarship Foundation. In 2002 and 2003, she was president of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), a statewide organization that represents approximately 90 percent of the water delivered in California and is past chair of ACWA Region 5. Ms. Boatmun is a member of ACWA’s Past Presidents Council. She also serves on ACWA’s JPIA Employee Benefits Committee.
She was chair of the Governing Board of East County Water Management Association, the Contra Costa Special Districts’ Association, and the Sanitation and Water Agencies of Contra Costa County.

In March 2001, Ms. Boatmun was honored as the California State Assembly’s “Woman of the Year” for the 11th Assembly District. Ms. Boatmun was also selected as Public CEO’s Special Districts Official of the Year in March 2011. In 2013, she received the Hollingsworth Award of Excellence, which recognizes individuals “who exemplify what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty and advocate extensively both for CSDA and special districts.”

Ms. Boatmun has a Bachelor of Science degree from Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, and a Master of Education from Holy Names College, Oakland, California. She was a teacher in public schools in California and New York, a consultant for the Job Corps and an instructor at Holy Names College. 

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