Our Leadership

Board of Directors

VCE is managed by a Board of Directors with designated representatives from each of the communities it serves: 2 each from the Woodland, Davis and Winters City Councils, and 2 from the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The VCE Board Members are appointed annually by their respective agencies and are not paid by VCE to serve on our board.

The Board meets monthly in open meetings, which the public is invited to attend. We want you to know what we’re planning, and we’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions. If you want to receive information about upcoming meetings and agendas, sign up to receive meeting notices and other important information. Click here for our meeting schedule.

Will Arnold, City of Davis
Richard Casavecchia,
City of Winters
Lucas Frerichs, Yolo County
Jesse Loren, City of Winters
Gary Sandy, Yolo County,
2023 Vice Chair
Tom Stallard, City of Woodland, 2023 Chair

Bapu Vaitla, City of Davis
Mayra Vega, City of Woodland

Community Advisors

At the Board’s October 14, 2021 regular meeting, the structure of the CAC changed to an 11-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) composed of 2 representatives from each VCE jurisdiction – City of Woodland, City of Davis, City of Winters, and unincorporated Yolo County and 3 At-Large seats. The CAC meets monthly, with the goal of providing thoughtful input to the Board and representing their communities and each of the member agencies with their various perspectives. We’d like to have you join us to contribute your ideas. Positions on this Advisory Board are voluntary.

Your community representatives are:

Rahul Athalye
2023 Vice Chair
City of Davis
Mark Aulman
2023 Chair
City of Woodland
Marsha Baird
Yolo County
Gerry Braun
City of Davis
Kristin Jacobs
At-Large Member
Lorenzo Kristov
At-Large Member
Jennifer Rindahl
City of Winters
Cynthia Rodriguez
Yolo County
Christine Shewmaker
City of Woodland
David Springer
City of Winters
Keith Taylor
At-Large Member