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The Water Conservation Garden Governing Board

Governing Board

Proteas at The Water Conservation Garden.

The Friends of the Water Conservation Garden assumed governance of The Garden on January 1, 2011. Prior to this date, The Garden was operated by a Joint Powers Authority comprised of the several water agencies and Cuyamaca College.

Elyssa Robertson

Principal Biologist, REC Consultants, Inc.

Tom Allingham
Vice President

Owner, Backflow Services of La Mesa

Harold Bailey, PhD

Registered Civil Engineer

Peggy Matarese, MD, MPH

Retired Colonel, United States Air Force

Joel Cloud
Board Member


Mora de Murguia
Board Member

Public Finance Manager, Land Entitlement Division, Baldwin & Sons

Michelle LaGrandeur
Board Member
Senior Director of University Initiatives, San Diego State University

Cheryl Minshew
Board Member

Retired educator and business owner, former director of the Heritage of the Americans Museum

Cindy Miles, PhD
Board Member

Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Bonnie Kime Scott
Board Member

Professor Emerita at San Diego State University and the University of Delaware

Jan Tubiolo
Board Member

Former Water Conservation Manager for Otay Water District

Suzie Wiest
Board Member

Regional Marketing Representative, Village Nurseries

Richard Wright, PhD
Board Member

Professor Emeritus of Geography, San Diego State University


Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Admission is by suggested donation.

The Water Conservation Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Federal Tax ID# 20-4395919.

The Water Conservation Garden  •  12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West  •  El Cajon  California  92019
Tel: (619) 660-0614  •  info@TheGarden.org