Rick Roelle joined the Mojave Water Agency Board in November 2020 and represents Division 5 that encompasses most of Apple Valley. A life-long Apple Valley resident, Roelle graduated from Apple Valley High School and has dedicated his life to public service.
Rick chose a career in law enforcement, and joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department holding a number of positions that spanned his 32 years with the department. Roelle worked as a Detective in the Narcotics Division for many years. He was an Investigator for Internal Affairs, and a Supervisor for the Detective Division for the City of Victorville, as well as other assignments. Upon retirement he had earned the rank of Lieutenant.
In addition to service in law enforcement, Roelle served the citizens of the Town of Apple Valley as a Council Member from 2004-2012. While serving on the Council he was voted by his fellow Town Council Members to lead as Mayor from 2006-2007 and from 2008-2009, and also served as the Town’s representative on the Board of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority for eight years. Currently, he is member of the Apple Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.
Roelle’s goal for MWA is to maintain reliable water for the area. “Our service area is diverse, and each community is unique, but we all share the need for a reliable water supply for today, and for our future.”
Roelle and his wife Angela Valles enjoy living in Apple Valley. They share four children and seven grandchildren.