Term expires December 2026
Director Bodnar has been a resident of La Crescenta since 2003 continuing a family tradition which started when his grandparents moved to the area in the early 1950’s. He was elected to the CVWD Board of Directors in November 2009. Director Bodnar has over twenty years’ experience in water resource management and environmental science. James is a manager at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is responsible for the planning and development of Metropolitan’s water transfers, exchanges, and storage programs.
Previously he worked for the California Department of Public Health evaluating the health risks associated with groundwater and soil contamination. He was also a research associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1992 and 1993 working on subsurface imaging and environmental remediation. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and California State University Northridge with a Bachelors degree in Engineering. He is also a licensed professional civil engineer and a certified water treatment and distribution operator.
Director Bodnar is married and has two daughters..