Director Channing Hawkins was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2019. Director Hawkins represents District 4, which includes the communities of Rialto, Colton, Bloomington and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Understanding that water is a vital public resource, he serves based on the belief that the West Valley Water District must be transparent, accountable and create opportunities that benefit local families. Through his role, he is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable water for the inland empire.
Director Hawkins is a longtime organizer for worker rights, civil rights and social injustices causes and has served as an adviser to members of the California State Assembly, U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Agriculture. He currently serves as a County of Riverside worker’s rights advocate, City of Rialto human relations commissioner, adult literacy volunteer to City of Colton residents and mentor to County of San Bernardino at-risk youth.
Director Hawkins earned a law degree and undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., is a proud member of the Ecclesia Christian Fellowship in the Del Rosa Community of San Bernardino and is a committed husband and father of three boys.
Current Committee Assignments:
- Human Resources
- External Affairs