Sylvia Ballin, joined the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Board on September 11, 2007, appointed by the mayor to represent the City of San Fernando. She is a member of the MWD Audit and Ethics Committee; Organization, Personnel and Technology Committee; Legal and Claims Committee; and Communications and Legislation Committee.
Ballin was elected councilmember of the City of San Fernando in 2011 and is serving as Mayor Pro-tem for 2013-2014. She also serves as Chair of the California Latino Water Coalition Foundation and alternates with the City of Santa Clarita as a Southern California Association of Governments Board member for District 67. In 2013 she was appointed by the mayor to represent the City on the Independent Cities Finance Authority Board. She has also served as a Board of Trustee for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, was a Transportation & Safety Commissioner from 2009 to 2011 for the City.
Uniquely, before becoming a Metropolitan Water District board member, she was an employee. She retired in 2007 from her position as a principal administrative analyst, in the Facilities Management section, after 21 years of service.
Ballin also served as past president of two Metropolitan employee organizations, The Woman’s Association for Equal Opportunity and the Hispanic Association, and as past vice president of the Native American Alaska Native Employees Association, and past vice president of AFSCME Local 1902, Group 12. She is a board member for the California Latino Water Coalition.
Ballin graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.