Marina West is the general manager of Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. Marina’s public sector career spans nearly four decades, with many of those years spent working in water system operations and management. She is a professional geologist and certified in water distribution (D5) and water treatment (T2).
Marina was sworn-in as the Mojave Water Agency Division II Director on December 8, 2022 for her first four-year term. Marina’s leadership in the greater Mojave region affirmed the value of expanding alliances with water systems serving disadvantaged communities around the state. Marina also serves as chair of the California Water Systems Alliance Policy Committee, an initiative to provide a voice in Sacramento for water systems serving disadvantaged communities that are reliably and affordably providing water to low income and income limited residents such as seniors.
Marina earned a bachelor’s of science in geological sciences from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and a master’s of science in public administration from California State University, San Bernardino.
During her free time, Marina participates in South Coast Geological Society activities, is active in her church, and spends time with her grandsons, daughter and son-in-law in Missouri, and her son who lives in Orange County.