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Board Governance Policies

The Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Water District has adopted the following Board Governance Policies. These policies describe the following:

  • Governance Process - how the Board conducts its business
  • Board-BAO Linkage - Board's delegation to the Board Appointed Officers (BAOs: Chief Executive Officer, District Counsel, Clerk of the Board and District Auditor).
  • Ends - what the Board has directed the BAOs to accomplish
  • Executive Limitations -┬áConstraints on the BAOs, set by the Board, establishing the prudence and ethics boundaries within which all executive activity and decisions must take place.
  • BAO/CEO Interpretations - the CEO's reasonable interpretation regarding accomplishing the Board's Ends without exceeding set boundaries

To download a copy of the Board Governance Policies, click on the subject title from the list at the right side of the page.