Government Affairs Committee with IRWD Vice President Peer Swan


Date(s) - 07/20/2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am


Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
4343 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 150-W
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Government Affairs Committee with IRWD Vice President Peer Swan

Come to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. The meeting will highlight local political and legislative issues impacting business and the community as a whole. With featured guest speakers and an interactive format allowing for Q and A, this is a great place to stay in the know on local governmental happenings. Registration suggested.

The July meeting will feature…

Peer Swan
Vice President of the Board
Irvine Ranch Water District

Peer Swan was elected to the Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors in 1979. After a term as Vice President of the Board, the Directors elected him President, a position he held from December 1981 until December 1995 and again during 2006. He also served as Board Vice President in 2014. Director Swan currently serves on the Finance & Personnel Committee, the Asset Management Committee, the Water Banking Committee and several other standing and ad hoc committees.

His current list of community and professional involvement includes membership on the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County where he is a past Chairman; President of the Board of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, and member of the Steering Committee of the Southern California Water Dialog Committee. He has been active in the Association of California Water Agencies, where he served on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee. Swan has also been active in the California Association of Sanitation Agencies where he served as Chair of the Directors Committee; and the Newport Chamber of Commerce.

He was the Treasurer of the Pacific Scientific Company prior to its acquisition in early 1998 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Bank and its parent SC Bancorp until its acquisition in 1997. He has also served as a board member of the YMCA of Orange County and the Orange Coast College Foundation, where he was the founding Treasurer of the Board. He has served as a Director to the Orange County Sanitation District where he was Vice Chairman for six years. He served as a member of the Board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He was also a Founding Director of the Board of the National Water Research Institute where he was Chairman for four years. He is a long-time member of the National Audubon Society and its local chapter (Sea & Sage).

Swan lives in the Newport Coast with his wife Nancy. They have two grown children, Ashley and Michael.


IRWD is a state and federal leader in water resources public policy and governance. We work with our fellow water and wastewater agencies as well as our statewide and national associations to advance innovative and effective public policy in a variety of fields. IRWD works tirelessly to keep your water rates low and stable; to protect the quality and reliability of your water; and to promote policy initiatives that advance new and innovative technologies and programs. The District’s engagement on water resource public policy matters is a key component of these efforts.

Event Sponsor


Our event is sponsored by

Craig Batley of Burr White Realty

Event Registration

Bookings are now closed for this event. Please call the Chamber at 949-729-4400 for possible availability.