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About the Members

Larry Yee is Emeritus University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor having served as the director of the Ventura County office since 1986 retiring in 2008.  In 2012 he was appoint by the Governor to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on which he presently serves.  He is also the co-founder and past President of the Food Commons.

Rosalie Zabilla has been a realtor in the Ojai Valley for over 13 years.  She served as President of the Board of Realtors in 2016 and recently concluded a four year term as a member of  the City of Ojai’s Planning Commission. 

Peter Thielke is a retired teacher and currently is the President of the Senior Canyon Mutual Water Company that serves a portion of the Ojai Valley

Richard Hajas has managed water resources in Ventura County for 40 years.  He served as Assistant General Manager of Casitas Municipal Water District in the Ojai Valley and General Manager of Camrosa Water District in eastern Ventura County.  He has been involved in planning, funding, designing, and building a variety of water resource projects in the county.