Andy Katz was first elected to the East Bay Municipal Utility District in 2006 representing Ward 4, which includes Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, and North Oakland. He served as EBMUD Board President from 2013-2014.
Andy is an environmental and workers’ rights attorney and public health advocate, and is a former Chair of Sierra Club California. Prior to his election to the EBMUD Board, he served for five years as a member of the City of Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board.
He has supported EBMUD's efforts to expand water conservation programs and double recycled water projects, protect water quality, and expand efforts to protect our climate, including solar energy and converting food scraps into renewable energy. He initiated the policies protecting tenants in apartment buildings from water service termination, and addressing gaps which led to the expansion of the Customer Assistance Program, which provides lifeline rates for low-income households.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of City Planning degree from U.C. Berkeley, a law degree from Santa Clara University, and lives in Berkeley.