Gary R. Kurtz
Director, Moulton Niguel Water District

Gary R. Kurtz

Gary R. Kurtz serves as an elected Director of Moulton Niguel Water District.

As a member of the Moulton Niguel Board of Directors, Mr. Kurtz has helped meet Orange County’s greatest water challenges and solved them through effective collaboration with state and regional water professionals.

For nearly three decades, Director Kurtz has brought his expertise in insurance and financial planning to the Moulton Niguel Board of Directors. A former insurance broker licensed in casualty, accident, health, life, property and variable contracts, Mr. Kurtz specializes in assessing and managing risk.

He has contributed in the development of the District’s robust ten-year Capital Improvement Plan, which will reinvest $533 million in customer funds towards building a state-of-the-water water infrastructure system. By planning for the future, Moulton Niguel’s 172,000 customers will maintain low rates and great service for decades.

Mr. Kurtz has held numerous leadership positions at Moulton Niguel, including as chairman of the Moulton Niguel Community Relations, Investment, Personnel and Salary, Audit and Financial Committees. He is an alternate delegate for Moulton Niguel on the Association of California Water Agencies/Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA/JPIA).

Over the course of Director Kurtz’s tenure, Moulton Niguel has received international recognition for its use of technology, environmental protection and workplace culture. Moulton Niguel Water District was the only water district in the world honored at Amazon’s 2018 Public Sector Summit. The District has also received the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, and the Orange County Register’s Top Workplace designation.

A dedicated public servant, Director Kurtz’s commitment to his community began before Laguna Niguel became a city. He previously served as president of the Laguna Niguel Community Council, the volunteer board that would go on to become the Laguna Niguel City Council.

Mr. Kurtz graduated from Eastern Washington University and attended graduate school at the University of Oregon. Gary and his wife, Nancy, have been residents of Laguna Niguel for nearly a half-century.