John Entsminger

General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District & Southern Nevada Water Authority

John Entsminger is the general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, which serves more than 410,000 customer accounts, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which is responsible for providing wholesale water to local agencies that collectively serve more than 2.3 million residents and 40 million annual visitors.

Entsminger was instrumental in the development of several groundbreaking regional and international water agreements. He has been appointed by Nevada’s governor to serve as the state’s lead negotiator on Colorado River matters.

Entsminger is Vice President of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, is a trustee of the Water Research Foundation and the Desert Research Institute Foundation, and a member of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.

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