Don Galleano, Winery Owner and Western Municipal Water District Board Member, Dies

Longtime Western Municipal Water District board member Don Galleano has died. He was 69.

Galleano, who died Wednesday, June 2, had served on the Western Municipal Water District’s board of directors since 2004, representing Eastvale, Jurupa Valley and Norco.

“He was truly a water icon in California, treasured board member, and pillar of the community who was known for his historic relationships with the agricultural community and for being a big picture water thinker,” board President Brenda Dennstedt is quoted as saying in a water district news release. “His support will be missed tremendously, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Deputy Mayor to Serve on San Diego County Water Authority

On Wednesday, May 27 the San Diego County Water Authority welcomed Escondido Deputy Mayor Consuelo Martinez as its newest board member. The deputy mayor was sworn into the role via a Zoom call from her office.