Pete Kaiser, Director

        Division 3

        Phone: (805) 649-3318


  • Elected to the Board in 2002
  • Ojai Valley resident since 1991
  • Married, 3 children
  • Master's Degree-Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona with an emphasis on environmental issues, regenerative practices, and renewable energy development
  • B.A. Degree-Behavioral Science from Cal Poly Pomona
  • Texas A&M University and U.S. Department of Justice Certification-Public Works Facilities: Preparing for and Responding to Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Numerous California and U.S. Department of Justice and other governmental courses, certifications, and legal updates
  • Special Districts Institute Graduate-Leadership and Management Certification: Special District Governance, Finance and Administration
  • Small Business Owner-HazMat & Construction Safety Training/Consultant
  • Board Member , Ojai Valley Sanitary District
  • Board Member, Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
  • Retired Manager, Pollution Prevention Division-County of Ventura Environmental and Energy Resources Department
  • Councilmember Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council 1998-2002; Chairman 2002
  • Co-chairman Citizens' Advisory Committee on Body Contact Activities at Lake Casitas 1996
  • Past President Ojai Lions Club
  • Youth Baseball and Football Coach/Official

 Detailed Division 3 Map


 More Detailed Street Map of District


Casitas MWD Map with Major Highlights and Boundaries

The Casitas Municipal Water District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors, each representing a geographic division of the District. Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Casitas main office, located at 1055 North Ventura Avenue, Oak View, California. Occasionally, meeting dates are changed to accommodate other commitments.  Members of the public are welcome to attend. Meeting agendas are posted on this website and at the Casitas main office at least seventy-two (72) hours preceding each meeting.

Board member elections are held in November of even numbered years. Board members serve four year terms that are staggered so that every two years elections are held for either Divisions 2, 3, and 5 or Divisions 1 and 4. Each Board member must be a resident of the division that he or she represents. The detail of each division boundary for each Board Member can be accessed through the map links that are posted on this website.  Additional information for candidates interested in serving on the Casitas Board of Directors is available on the County of Ventura Elections Website. (


Board Member


Date of Original Election or Appointment

Ending Date of Term

Bill Hicks

Division 1

November 1990

December 2018

Jim Word

Division 2

May 1997

December 2020

Pete Kaiser

Division 3

November 2002

December 2020

Mary Bergen

Division 4

November 2010

December 2018

Russ Baggerly

Division 5

November 2004

December 2020