Dennis Kennedy ’61 was appointed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors to the District 1 seat.
Kennedy, a registered professional mechanical engineer, served as mayor of Morgan Hill from 1991 to 1992, and from 1996 to 2006. He led the city’s efforts to advance the Upper Llagas Creek Flood Protection Project. He serves on five non-profit boards and is currently a member of the water district board’s Environmental Advisory Committee. He served on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan planning committee and was the past chair of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority.
District 1 includes the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, the town of San Martin, the Evergreen and Silver Creek neighborhoods of San Jose, parts of south San Jose; and hills east of San Jose and Milpitas. His term ends Dec. 5, 2014.