Norma Camacho

CEO, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Past Speaker: AWS 2018


Norma Camacho is the Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, appointed by the Board of Directors on August 22, 2017. The Santa Clara Valley Water District manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water; flood protection; and stewardship of streams for Santa Clara County’s 1.9 million residents. Ms. Camacho joined the District in March 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer of Watersheds Operations. As CEO, Ms. Camacho is responsible for an operational and capital program at the District of over $523 million in FY2019. She has more than 25 years of long-range planning, program development, finance, and capital projects experience. She previously worked as the director of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District and prior to that position she served in the Ventura County Executive Office as deputy executive officer for finance and budgets.
Ms. Camacho holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (structural) from Stanford University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Urban Water Agencies, Bay Area Council, WateReuse, Silicon Valley Organization, San Jose Evergreen Community College Foundation, and a member of the Santa Clara City Managers’ Association and the Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition.