Tom Buschatzke, Chair
Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Tom Buschatzke was appointed Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources in January 2015. Prior to this appointment he served as the Assistant Director of the Department’s Water Planning Division, overseeing the Colorado River Management, Active Management Areas, Planning and Data Management, Assured and Adequate Water Supply and Recharge
CAWCD Board Member
Mark Taylor was appointed to the AWBA Commission on February 8, 2023 by Central Arizona Water Conservation District President Terry Goddard. Mr. Taylor was elected to a six-year term on the CAWCD Board representing Pima County on November 3, 2020. His term expires December 31, 2026. Mr. Taylor graduated with
Water Resources Manager, Town of Gilbert
Eric Braun was appointed to the AWBA Commission by Governor Ducey in February 2021 as the person appointed pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-211 who represents an entity that holds a Central Arizona Project municipal and industrial subcontract.
Mr. Braun is the Water Resources Manager for the Town of Gilbert, where he
Mark Clark, Vice-Chair
Bullhead City Utilities Director
Mark R. Clark, Bullhead City Utilities Director, was appointed to the Authority by Governor Ducey in December of 2017 as a person who represents an entity located in a county adjacent to the mainstream of the Colorado River that holds a valid contract with the Secretary of the Interior executed
Joseph Olsen, P.E.
Metro Water District, General Manager
Joe Olsen was appointed to the Authority by Governor Ducey in February of 2021, as a person knowledgeable in water resource issues.
Mr. Olsen is the General Manager of Metro Water District, where he is responsible for the daily operations of the utility. He is a registered professional engineer in
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Senator, Arizona State Senate
Senator Sine Kerr was appointed to the AWBA Commission on February 13, 2023 by Senate President Warren Petersen. Senator Kerr serves as the Senate Majority Whip.
Her district covers portions of western Maricopa County and portions of Yuma County which has large rural and agricultural areas as well as three of
Representative, Arizona House of Representatives
Representative Austin Smith was appointed to the AWBA Commission on February 13, 2023 by Ben Toma, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Representative Austin Smith is a proud 5th generation Arizonan. His family came to Arizona in a covered wagon before statehood in 1908 and started working the cotton fields in