CMUA is proud to offer members a number of active committees:


Customer Engagement & Programs Committee

The Customer Engagement & Programs Committee remains active and informed about energy and water-related media issues. The committee promotes CMUA messaging to media in a timely fashion that helps secure CMUA  as the industry issue expert. Comprised of CMUA utility members from throughout the state, the Committee develops talking points, strategic marketing plans, workshops, conferences, and symposiums.  Additionally, the Committee is charged with providing outreach and informational materials to members and the Legislature.

For information about joining the Customer Engagement & Programs Committee contact Christine Chapman at (916) 326-5800 or by email at


The Legislative Committee develops CMUA legislative positions on energy and water and on all aspects of AB 32 implementation. In a two-year legislative session, the Legislative Committee will review thousands of bills and take positions on scores of measures affecting publicly owned water, gas and electric utilities.  This committee will often form bill or issue-specific working groups for those measures where on-going committee involvement is needed as well as developing policy guidelines on specific policy areas of interest.  The Committee works primarily on a consensus basis, but will occasionally take positions in which some members disagree.

For information about joining the Legislative Committee please contact Danielle Blacet, (916) 326-5800 or by email at


The Regulatory Committee directs CMUA positions and serves as a forum for CMUA member discussion on energy and water-related regulatory issues that may have an impact on member operations. These issues include, but are not limited to, the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), and multiple AB 32 related programs, such as the Cap and Trade program, California Air Board Scoping Plan proposals for both water and publicly owned utilities and the coordination of regulatory efforts on clean drinking water & the energy-water nexus. The committee typically establishes smaller working groups for measures where a sub-set of utilities have a common interest, such as in the implementation of CEC’s RPS Enforcement rule.

For information about joining the Regulatory Committee please contact Patrick Welch, (916) 326-5800 or by email at