Carl Coleman, a California Registered Civil Engineer, was elected to the Board of Directors, Division 5 in November 2012. Carl is no stranger to the Mojave Water Agency (MWA), as Coleman served as the MWA’s first General Manager from 1964 to 1973 and later was elected to the MWA’s Board of Directors in 1976 and remained until 1977, upon being elected to the Apple Valley Water District.
Coleman earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1957 from Colorado State University. His career began with a Presidential appointment to the U.S. Navy Reserves and was an Officer-in-Charge of construction full-time until 1961 and active reserves until 1968. Coleman worked on many naval infrastructure projects, such as airport and water related facilities and expansions projects, and held the rank of Lt. Commander. Coleman then joined the City of San Diego as a water planning engineer, including both San Diego Bay and North County planning areas.
A longtime resident of Apple Valley, Coleman has been active in community efforts including the incorporation drive for the Town of Apple Valley and was a member of the first Town Council in 1988. Recently, Carl was the chairman of the Town of Apple Valley Blue Ribbon Water Committee.
Coleman and retired Victorville City Engineer William Barrett opened BC & Associates in Apple Valley in 1973. BCA Engineering Corp. was started in 1981 upon, his son, Randy Coleman graduating from UC Irvine in 1980 and was turned over to his son in 1998. Carl Coleman is President of ALTEC Engineering Corp., formed in 1998. ALTEC is a full service Civil Engineering and Surveying company which operates throughout the Victor Valley. After four years on the Board, Director Coleman was unopposed in the 2016 election, and elected Secretary of the Board and Chairman of the Watermaster Board.
As a new Director, Coleman is committed to enhancing the MWA Board efforts to protect and increase our water resources for both local and regional perspectives to better serve the present and future generations of agency residents.