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County GSAs

Introduction  This is the primary page of information for Madera County GSAs for the Madera, Chowchilla and Delta-Mendota Subbasins.  The County Board of Supervisors is the Board of Directors for each of the County GSAs. Typically, the Board of Supervisors meets as the Board of Directors of the County GSAs on the second board meeting of the month (on a Tuesday) at the 10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors Meeting. You can stream these meetings live (or watch recorded meetings) at You are also welcome to come in person at 200 West Fourth Street, Madera, CA 93637.


We have active programs on recharge, water markets, strategic agricultural land conservation and measurement.

GSA Meeting Schedule The 2020 County GSAs meeting schedule is found below. All meetings are held at 200 West Fourth Street, Madera, CA 93637 at 10 a.m. in the Board Chambers unless otherwise stated in the description. All meetings are recorded and saved at
January 17, 2020 – Verbal update
March 10, 2020 – Verbal update
May 19, 2020 – Verbal Update
July 7, 2020 – Verbal Update
July 21, 2020 – Verbal Update and Presentation
September 1, 2020 –  Verbal Update and Presentation
October 13, 2020 – Verbal Update and Presentation
November 17, 2020 – Update and Presentation on Allocation
December 15, 2020 – Update and Presentation on Allocation

Advisory Committee  Additionally, there was a County GSAs Advisory Committee in 2020, which consists of members from the three subbasins and different demographic groups.  This group provides feedback on the GSP development to the Board of Supervisors as well as relay information to their demographic groups. 

February 6,2020 – Agenda. Presentation, Minutes
April 2, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 4, 2020 – Agenda, Presentation; Minutes
July 16, 2020 – Agenda, Presentation; Minutes
August 6, 2020 – Agenda, Presentation (SHE); Presentation (SALC); Presentation (Allocations); Minutes
September 3. 2020- Agenda, SWRCB Presentation on SAFER in English; SWRCB Presentation on SAFER in Spanish; Advisory Committee Presentation; Allocation Report; Farm Unit #1; Farm Unit #2; Farm Unit #3; Farm Unit #4; Minutes
October 1, 2020 – Cancellation Notice

October 14, 2020- Agenda;  CV Salts Presentation; Recharge PresentationRecharge FormOverall Presentation; Farm Unit Zones Map; Report; Technical Report

November 12, 2020 – Agenda, Meeting MinutesDraft Resolution, Final Resolution, Presentation, Technical Report

December 3, 2020 – Meeting has been cancelled. Cancellation Notice.

Existing Water Market Research

Advisory Committee Members for 2020

DAC Victoria Ortiz Self-Help
DAC Teresa Padilla Mendoza Leadership Council
Residential H Clay Daulton Jay Quick
Residential Jerrold Kazynski Al Solis
Permanent Ag Jim Maxwell Karun Samran
Permanent Ag Devin Aviles James Unti
Non-Permanent Ag Larkin Harman Greg Hooker
Non-Permanent Ag Bryant Elkins Albert Guravage
Delta Mendota Jared Samarin Sam Lopes
Livestock Darcy Volt Ben Pitman
At Large Clay Haynes Mike DeLaGuerra


GSA Meeting Schedule  The 2019 County GSAs meeting schedule is found below. All meetings are held at 200 West Fourth Street, Madera, CA 93637 at 10 a.m. in the Board Chambers unless other wise stated in the event description.

January 8, 2019 – Presentation
February 12, 2019 – Presentation
March 5, 2019 – Presentation
April 2, 2019 – Presentation
May 7, 2019 – Presentation
June 4, 2019 – Presentation
July 2, 2019 – Presentation
August 6, 2019 – Presentation
September 3, 2019 – Presentation. GSA Fee Presentation.
October 8, 2019 – Presentation. GSA Fee Presentation.
November 5, 2019 –Presentation
November 12, 2019 –Presentation GSA Fee Presentation
December 17, 2019 – GSP Adoption

Advisory Committee  The 2019 County Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule is found below. All meetings are at 200 W. Fourth Street, Madera CA 93637 January 3, 2019, 2 p.m. County Headquarters, 4th Floor, Fishbowl meeting room Memorandum Directors Report  Update  Calendar Dates Agenda  Notes/Minutes
February 12, 2019, 6 p.m. Special Meeting, County Headquarters, 3rd Floor conference room Agenda Powerpoint Notes
March 1, 2109 Madera County Advisory Committee Special Tour. Minutes. Agenda & Map
March 7, 2019 Madera County Advisory Committee Meeting. Minutes. Agenda. Presentation by Update on Subbasins and Calendars Presentation. Presentation by Self Help.
April 12, 2019 2 p.m., Government Center Board Chambers. Minutes. Agenda. Report. Presentation.
May 17, 2019, 2 p.m. County Headquarters, Board Chambers Agenda. Report Presentation Draft Allocation Spreadsheet. Minutes Minutes in Spanish.
May 23, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Agenda. Presentation. Minutes. Minutes in Spanish.
June 20, 2019 2:30 p.m. County Headquarters, Board Chambers  Agenda. Handout. Presentation. Minutes. Minutes in Spanish.
July 11, 2019, 2 p.m. County Headquarters Agenda  Presentation. Handout.  Minutes. Minutes in Spanish.
September 5, 2019, 2 p.m. County Headquarters Agenda Presentation Fee Presentation Handout Minutes
October 3, 2019, 2 p.m. County Headquarters Agenda Presentation Minutes
November 7, 2019, 2 p.m. County Headquarters. Presentation. Agenda. 

These meetings are open to the public.

For all historical or upcoming meeting please visit our event calendar

Advisory Committee Members  The 2019 members are as follows (organized by name, subbasin, and representational group):

Abel Serrano, Delta-Mendota, Alternate
Ben Pitman, Chowchilla, Agricultural
Bill Diedrich, Madera, Alternate
Bryant Elkins, Madera, Alternate
Clay Daulton, Chowchilla, Residential
Devin Aviles, Madera, Chair
Greg Rogers, Madera, Public water systems
Jared Samarin, Delta-Mendota, Agricultural
Javier Marquez, Delta-Mendota, DAC
Jay Mahil, Chowchilla, Agricultural
Jerry Kazynski, Madera, Residential
Jim Maxwell, Madera, Vice-Chair
Kevin Herman, Madera, Agricultural
Miguel Guerrero, Chowchilla, Residential
Ralph Pistoresi, Chowchilla, Alternate
Self Help, DAC
Sierra Vista Mutual Water, Chowchilla, Alternate
Vicky Ortiz, Madera, DAC

2018 Advisory Committee  In 2018, there were three separate advisory committees for the County GSAs that met at quarterly in the evenings.

The Madera County, Madera Subbasin Advisory Committee had the following members:

At-large: James Maxwell, Devin Aviles
Disadvantaged Communities: Alejandro Vieyra, Victoria Ortiz
Agricultural: Bill Diedrich, Kevin Herman
Public Water Systems: Madera Valley Water Company
Residential: Jerrold Kazynski, Brent McCaffrey
Alternate: Jay Quick, Charles LaRue

The Madera County, Chowchilla Subbasin Advisory Committee consisted of the following members:
At-large: Jay Mahil, Ralph Pistoresi
Disadvantaged Communities: Lois Lee Davidson, Joseph Moore
Agricultural: Iest Farms/Tri Iest Dairy (West)
Ben Pitman (East)
Public Water Systems: Sierra Vista Mutual Water Company
Residential: Clay Daulton, Miguel Guerrero
Alternate: Kevin Herman, James Maxwell

The Madera County, Delta Mendota Subbasin Advisory Committee consisted of the following members:
At-large: vacancy
Disadvantaged Communities: Javier Marquez
Agricultural: Jared Samarin (chair)
Residential: Abel Serrano