A to Z Law Partner Receives Annual Water Conservation Award

June 2, 2010

John Mathews, a Partner at A to Z Law, was awarded the 14th Annual Richard V. Laubacher Water Conservation Award at the Association of Water Agencies of Ventura County’s annual Water Symposium on April 15th in Oxnard, California.

United Water Conservation District created the award in 1997 to recognize leaders in the area of water conservation, and named it after Richard V. Laubacher, a longtime United Director and a leader in water issues in Ventura County. The award is voted upon by United’s seven-member Board of Directors.

In presenting the award, United’s General Manager, Michael Solomon, noted that Mr. Mathews’ unique combination of knowledge and integrity has, for the past thirty-five years, fostered an atmosphere of cooperation and trust among those who shape water policy in Ventura County.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mathews has been instrumental in developing innovative water quality programs and water conservation policies designed to preserve and enhance Ventura County’s surface and groundwater supplies. Mr. Mathews currently serves as general counsel to numerous special districts, including Pleasant Valley County Water District, Casitas Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District. He also represents many agricultural landowners throughout Ventura County and facilitates the Oxnard Plains Users Group effort to investigate and develop recycled water for agricultural use.