Retired Assistant General Manager/Executive Manager for Policy Development Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Martha Davis retired in late 2017 from her position as Assistant General Manager/Executive Manager for Policy Development at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), a municipal water water district serving 850,000 people in western San Bernardino County. During her 17 year tenure, Ms. Davis led many of the Agency’s award-winning planning and green programs including initiatives promoting water efficiency, renewable energy, stormwater capture, green infrastructure, recycled water and climate resiliency.
Since 2018, Ms. Davis has provided consulting services to the Water Foundation. She also serves on the boards of the Mono Lake Committee, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, the Community Water Center and the Rose Foundation Northern California Grassroots Fund.
Previously, Ms. Davis served as the Executive Director for Californians and the Land (1998-2000) and for the Mono Lake Committee (1984-1996). Under her leadership, the Mono Lake campaign culminated in a unanimous landmark public trust decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to protect Mono Lake. Ms. Davis has received numerous awards for her work.
Ms. Davis graduated from Stanford University cum laude with a degree in human biology and received her master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is the recipient of an honorary PhD in Public Policy (2000) from the Kennedy College in Oakland, California.