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Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Recognizes West Basin Director Scott Houston As Emerging Civic Leader


CARSON, Calif. – West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Division IV Director Scott Houston was recognized by Los Angeles-based Empowerment Congress, founded by Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas in 1992, whose Emerging Civic Leaders Committee celebrated a "40 under 40" list highlighting 40 change-makers under the age of 40 to watch.

Director Houston, first elected to the West Basin Board of Directors in 2014, represents Division IV, which includes the cities of Culver City, El Segundo, Malibu, West Hollywood, and unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of Del Aire, Lennox, Marina del Rey, North Ladera Heights, Topanga, View Park, Wiseburn, and Windsor Hills.

Houston has lived in the District nearly two decades and has been an active leader in both his local community and the greater Los Angeles area. He previously served a four-year term on the City of El Segundo's public works committee where he evaluated infrastructure and capital improvement projects for the City's budget process. Prior to that, Director Houston was a host and reporter for the City's cable channel covering local issues. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Tree Musketeers, a youth-led non-profit environmental organization that plants trees throughout El Segundo and develops the next generation of young leaders.


West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is a wholesale water agency that provides imported drinking water to nearly one million people in 17 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. West Basin is an industry leader in water recycling, conservation, and water education. West Basin is currently implementing a Water Reliability program to reduce the agency's dependence on imported water and develop drought-proof local water supplies. The program includes water recycling, water conservation, groundwater desalting and ocean water desalination. Visit to learn more.


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