LEADERSHIP – The California African American Water Education Foundation (CAAWEF), a new statewide nonprofit water organization, recently convened its Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles. Pictured at the inaugural meeting at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (host) are: Gloria Gray, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, MWD; Assemblyman Mike Gipson, 64thDistrict (guest speaker); Gwen Moore, Chairwoman, CAAWEF Board; Back Row, Dale Hunter, CAAWEF Executive Director, Harold Williams, Board of Directors, West Basin Municipal  Water District, Carolyn Veal Hunter (Esq), Sloat, Higgins, Jensen; Rick Callender, Chief, External Affairs, Santa Clara Valley Water District; Emma Maxey (retired), Sr. Executive, Golden State Water Company; Jasmin Hall, Vice President, Board of Directors, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Robert Luke, CEO, Strategic  Global Marketing  Group. CAAWEF is based in Sacramento and will focus on drinking water quality and water rates.