The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) has appointed Harold Williams to serve on the district’s board of directors.
Williams joins Gloria Gray representing the West Basin Municipal Water District on the 38-member Metropolitan board. He succeeds Donald Dear, who served on the Metropolitan board since 2013. Williams will serve on the Engineering and Operations Committee and the Organization, Personnel and Technology Committee.
A civil engineer for more than 40 years, Williams works as a consultant with cities and special districts to resolve their infrastructure challenges. He previously served as director of public works and city engineer for the city of Gardena and held similar positions in Carson, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale and Lynwood. Williams also has held leadership positions in the Southern California chapter of the American Public Works Association and other engineering groups.
Williams was elected to the West Basin board in November 2014. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Water Research Institute and the CalDesal Executive Committee.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach. Williams also served in the U.S. Army.