For Karl, being a director at Municipal Water District of Orange County starts with getting elected from Division 4 representing the cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. Issues at MWDOC also involve providing imported water and other services to cities and water districts throughout Orange County. Furthermore, MWDOC appoints four board members to represent MWDOC and influence policies and programs at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MET), the main importer of water into Southern California from the State Water Project and the Colorado River. So being a Director at MWDOC involves policies at the local level, the Orange County level, the Southern California level, within the Colorado River Basin Area and Statewide issues within California. It takes a lot of time to understand and navigate such a system – Karl’s years of experience have provided the training necessary to become an effective director.