Lillian Kawasaki

1951 - 2013

Ms. Kawasaki was elected to the Water Replenishment District in 2006 which manages the groundwater for nearly 4 million people in 43 cities in southern California. Prior to that appointment Lillian served as Assistant General Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where she oversaw department-wide environmental issues including the Department’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. She also served as General Manager of the Community Development Department for the City of Los Angeles and General Manager of the Environmental Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles for ten years. Ms. Kawasaki was a member of the California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee, co-chair of the Friends of Manzanar, and served on the Women’s Foundation Donor Circle and the Enterprise Foundation. Lillian was a founding member of Carpe Diem West and served on the Board of Directors from 2007-2012.