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Posted on: January 29, 2024

CVWD welcomes new Director of Finance

Karla Romero new Director of Finance

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is introducing a new member of the District’s Executive team.

Karla Romero, who served as CVWD Controller for a year, has accepted the post of Director of Finance.

She has more than 14 years of government finance experience, most recently as Finance Director/City Treasurer for Brawley, where she also stepped in as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager.

Previously, Romero was Finance Director/City Treasurer for the City of La Quinta and Senior Accountant for the Indio Water Authority.

At CVWD, she will oversee the District’s finances, and manage the accounting, finance, and procurement departments.

Romero holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

She is a member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the Government Finance Officers Association.

Romero replaces former Director of Finance Richard R. Aragon, who has accepted a post as Chief Financial Officer at the Rainbow Municipal Water District in Fallbrook.

Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The District provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional stormwater protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 113,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County and in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.

Media Contact: Lorraine Garcia,, (760) 398-2661, ext. 2549, or (760) 695-4007

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