Marina West is the general manager of Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. Marina’s public sector career spans more than three 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 serves as the chair of the Mojave Water Agency Technical Advisory Committee and vice-chair of their Small Water Systems Committee. That committee assists small water systems with access to technical, professional, economic, and community resources. 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 vice chair of the California Water Systems Alliance, 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 grandson, daughter and son-in-law in Missouri, and her son who lives in Orange County.