Gray Allen was elected to the Placer County Water Agency in 2006 and has consecutively served the business and residents of Roseville and portions of unincorporated Placer County ever since. Gray has represented the Agency on the Regional Water Authority, Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, Northern California Power Agency, Association of California Water Agencies and the ACWA Region 3 Board.
For many decades, Gray has worked with agricultural businesses in communications, and public and government relations—positions frequently involved in managing water policy.
Reliable, High Quality Water Supply at Reasonable Rates
As we continue to prepare for droughts, floods and other unexpected weather conditions, we are working to protect the entire 15,000 square miles boundary of Placer County. We must do this while ensuring reliable service at fair and reasonable rates.
Implementation of a Statewide Plan
PCWA has expressed opposition to legislative efforts to weaken Proposition 218, a move that would force water agencies to raise rates. We need policies in place aimed at protecting our water supplies and protecting our customers’ pocketbook. As a PCWA board member, I am working persistently to protect our water rights and keeping costs conservative.
Rebuilding Aging Infrastructure
In order to maintain reliability and quality of service, we must invest in PCWA hydroelectric facilities that supply a billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year for sale to the California energy market, which will generate maximum cash return to the citizens of Placer County..
Smart Planning to Meet Future Growth
As our county grows, we must be conscientious about meeting the needs of residents, businesses and farmers. Out of necessity, we will need to be prepared to support new growth. PCWA has joined the proposed project for Sites Reservoir, a proposed off stream surface water facility west of the Sacramento River that will reduce water supply burdens on Folsom Lake and the American River.
Gray’s Service to the Community
Gray’s service to the community of Roseville is a blueprint to his DNA. Over the years, Gray has given his personal time for the benefit of others, including our youth, law enforcement and residents in our region. Below are a few organizations that have benefitted from Gray’s generosity:
- Roseville Crime Stoppers
- Roseville Police Activities League
- Knights of Columbus
- Roseville Library Foundation
Along with Gray’s work for non-profit organizations in the region, Gray has voluntarily served on the following boards and commissions:
- Roseville Planning Commission
- Regional Water Authority
- Northern California Power Agency