Public Service Board

El Paso Water is governed by the Public Service Board, which consists of the Mayor of the City of El Paso and six board members, who are appointed by the City Council. Board members serve four-year terms.

In 1952, City ordinance gave complete oversight of El Paso’s water and wastewater systems to the Public Service Board (PSB). In 2008, at City Council’s direction, the PSB gained the oversight of the City’s stormwater utility.

The PSB adopts an annual combined operating, capital and debt service budget for El Paso Water with associated rates and fees for services. The PSB has the responsibility to issue updates to its Rules and Regulations, which have the force of law.


Current PSB Members

Mayor Oscar Leeser

Mayor Oscar Leeser

Mayor Oscar Leeser became president of Hyundai of El Paso in 2001 and previously served as the mayor of El Paso from 2013 to 2017.
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Kristina Mena, Chair

Christopher Antcliff

Kristina D. Mena is regional dean of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health's El Paso campus. A water microbiologist with research interests in qualitative risk assessment, water quality and food safety, Mena is a member of the American Water Works Association, Society for Risk Analysis, Groundwater Foundation, International Water Association and International Society of Exposure Analysis. She serves on advisory boards for the WateReuse Research Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Water Research Institute.


Ivonne Santiago, Vice Chair 

Terry Gracia

Ivonne Santiago is a clinical professor at the College of Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso. Her research focuses on the development of innovative technologies to treat surface, ground, and reclaimed water. She has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University.


Christopher Antcliff, Secretary-Treasurer

Henry Gallardo

Christopher Antcliff is a full-time mediator and arbitrator. As an attorney for nearly 20 years, he’s represented individuals and companies and has tried more than 60 cases to verdict as an attorney and a district court judge and has authored more than 150 opinions on the merits as an appellate justice. Antcliff is a former justice on the Texas 8th District Court of Appeals as well as a former judge of the 168th and 448th Judicial District Courts in El Paso. In 2010, Antcliff was named Outstanding Jurist by the El Paso Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and in 2013, he was named the El Paso Bar Association's Mediator of the Year.


Bryan Morris

Bryan MorrisBryan Morris has 36 years of experience in engineering construction and design. He and his partner started RBM Engineering, Inc. in 1993. This company provides mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for the building construction industry. He is a professional engineer registered in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. He has served as the State Director for the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Morris received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.


Charlie Intebi

Charlie Intebi

Charlie Intebi brings 25 years of financial and business management experience to the Board. He is the cofounder and Vice President of Nova Safety Products, a small business that provides safety, industrial and scientific supplies and equipment to companies in the region.  He is also a partner in IN Properties and Max Investments. Intebi is active in the community and has served as a board member on Keep El Paso Beautiful and the Kern Place Neighborhood Association among others.


Lisa Saenz

Lisa SaenzLisa Saenz has more than 24 years of expertise in the financial services industry. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WestStar Bank. Saenz’s career in includes work in the areas of accounting, treasury, information technology, branch operations and wealth management. She is currently serving as Board Chair for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, and at the Foundation also serves as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Investment Committee.


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