Gloria D. Gray

Gloria D. GrayGloria D. Gray was elected to the West Basin Board of Directors in 2006 as the first African American woman elected to the Board in its near 66-year history. Director Gray represents the city of Inglewood and unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of Athens, Howard, Lennox, Ross-Sexton, and South Ladera Heights. In April 2010, she was appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council by House Speaker-Emeritus Karen Bass with her term ending in 2014. Director Gray currently serves as Vice Chair, one of West Basin's two representatives on the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors, and is the first African American to chair a board meeting in the agency's 85-year history. She served on the National Water Research Institute Board of Directors, representing West Basin in 2014-15. Director Gray serves as the West Basin representative on the Association of California Water Agencies' Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA's JPIA) Board of Directors and was appointed as an at-large member of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission Governing Board.

Director Gray has received numerous awards for her leadership and In May 2012, Director Gray received the “Outstanding Woman of 2012” Award from the Gardena Chamber of Commerce, as well as the “Women in Action Award” from the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute in 2011.

She dedicated her 36-year career to the Los Angeles County Departments of Health and Human Services and other public service arenas. She served two terms on the Inglewood Unified School District, from 1995 - 2003, and was elected an Executive Board Member for the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee 51st Assembly District. Director Gray is currently serving as Board President.