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Ara Azhderian

General Manager

Monterey County Water Resources Agency

Ara Azhderian is general manager of the Monterey County Water Resources Agency. He was previously general manager of Panoche Water District, which serves parts of Fresno and Merced counties. Before that, he served as the water policy administrator for San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority. He has a wealth of experience in managing water systems, public agency administration, finance, and water resource regulations as well as in the science, litigation, and legislative complexities of water management. His farming background gives him a deep understanding of California’s irrigated agriculture.