Meet Your Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the legislative governing body for JCSD and is responsible for developing and implementing laws that govern the community services provided within its jurisdiction. Each of the five Board Members is elected to four-year staggered terms by registered voters who reside within the JCSD service territory. To ensure that each area has equal representation, JCSD’s service area is divided into five divisions. The full Board of Directors conducts public meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
President Richard “Dickie” Simmons – Division No. 4
Richard ”Dickie” Simmons is a long time City of Eastvale resident and community volunteer. He has served on the City of Eastvale Council, Eastvale Schools Committee and as the City of Eastvale’s representative on the Eastvale Parks Commission.
Mr. Simmons served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is also a Vietnam Veteran. He was with the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly 30 years and was a board deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for 17 years.
Since moving to the City of Eastvale in 2002, he has served as the president of the Roosevelt High School Football Booster Club and was vice-president of the Baseball Booster Club. Mr. Simmons was a strong advocate for Eastvale “Cityhood” and is a very well-known figure around JCSD’s service area.
Mr. Simmons was first elected in 2016; his current term will end in 2020.
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Vice President Betty Folsom – Division No. 3
Ms. Folsom has been a resident of the Indian Hills area of Jurupa Valley since 1971. She is a retired educator with twenty five years of service as a high school teacher, counselor, and administrator in the Jurupa Unified School District and the Riverside County Office of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Secondary Teaching Credential from Cal State University Fullerton, and a Master of Education degree from Azusa Pacific University.
She has earned numerous credentials and certificates related to Administration and Student Support Services, and has served on state and federal task forces and committees dedicated to the education, health and well being of children. Her children and grandchildren have all attended JUSD schools. An Advisory Board member at the Rubidoux Family Resource Center, Ms. Folsom also currently serves as the Club Administrator for the Rotary Club of Jurupa Valley.
Ms. Folsom was appointed to the JCSD Board in November 2017; and her current term will end in 2022.
Director Ken J. McLaughlin - Division No. 1
Ken McLaughlin ran for office in order to actively better his community. Mr. McLaughlin and his wife Roberta were both born and raised in the area, where they have had the privilege of raising their son Jeffery.
Mr. McLaughlin was an active employee for Walt Disney Company where he served as Chairman of the 401K Committee. On this committee, he helped initiate the 401K Plan, which enabled 50,000 cast member’s entitlement to a retirement plan. After serving the Disney Company for 11 years, Mr. McLaughlin worked for TXI Riverside Cement Company as a Maintenance Supervisor. At TXI, Mr. McLaughlin also took an interest in bettering his environment and served on the Board of TXI Riverside’s Credit Union. Mr. McLaughlin currently works as the Director of Public Works for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians located in San Jacinto.
In his spare time during the past few years, Mr. McLaughlin has enjoyed volunteering as a fire fighter for Glen Avon’s Fire Department, serving as a member of the Business Advisory Council and Republican National Congressional Committee.
Mr. McLaughlin was appointed to the Board in 2000, was elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2005, 2010, 2014, and 2018; his current term will end in 2022.
Director Betty Anderson - Division No. 2
Betty Anderson has been a resident of Jurupa Valley since 1989. She and her husband, Stephen, have four adult children: three sons, one daughter, a son-in-law, two daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren. Betty worked for seven years for Jurupa Unified School District (JUSD) at Rubidoux High School and for 14 years for Fontana Unified School District at Chaparral and Shadow Hills Elementary Schools. She is now a retired educator.
As the result of her concern for the quality of life in the greater Jurupa Valley area, Betty joined the Board to ensure the quality of water for its citizens.
Mrs. Anderson has served as JCSD's representative of the Chino Basin Desalter Authority (CDA), a joint powers authority.
Mrs. Anderson was first elected in 2007; her current term will end in 2020.
Director Jane Anderson - Division No. 5
Jane Anderson moved to Riverside County in 1999 with her husband Mike, daughter and grandchildren. Shortly thereafter she became involved in the Community and co-founded the Eastvale Community Committee. She is a member of the Jurupa Valley Citizens Patrol, is CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) trained and SERT (Sheriff's Emergency Response Team) trained.
Her background includes seven years in Real Estate, bookkeeping for a major corporation, and later was elevated to internal Corporate Investigations. Prior to retiring, she managed a company for 20 years. The past 13 years she has committed herself as a volunteer to the communities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale by using her business and personal skills. Jane is highly committed to the interests of the residents of the Jurupa Community Services District.
Mrs. Anderson currently serves as JCSD's representative of the Western Riverside County Regional Wastewater Authority (WRCRWA).
Mrs. Anderson was first elected in 2007; her current term will end in 2022.