Garden Acres Mutual Water Company was established in November 7, 1929 to serve the Nyeland Acres community.
The mission of GAMWC is to deliver water fairly, impartially, and equitably among and to its qualified stockholders desiring water for their exclusive use within the district established by the Bylaws.
Mike has lived in Nyeland Acres since the early ‘70s and became the General Manager of Garden Acres Mutual Water Company in 1982. He is a retired Ironworker and is best known for rescuing the Santa statue from Carpinteria and relocated him to Nyeland Acres.
Mike Barber is the Treasurer for the Oxnard College Foundation and works diligently to encourage Nyeland Acres children to attend Oxnard College.
Mike Barber sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Boys and Girls Club and provides support to the Nyeland Center.
Lori is the owner of Applied Backflow Technologies, established in 1991. Lori has a degree in Water Utility Technology from New Mexico State University where she graduated meritorious and as a Crimson Scholar in June of 1989. At the time, the program was voted the top technical school in the US. Lori has since worked in municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, the seawater desalination plant in Santa Barbara, and high purity water installations. Lori currently holds CA Water Treatment grade 3, CA Wastewater Treatment grade 3, CA Water Distribution grade 3, and Ventura County Backflow Testers certification. Lori is a member of Who's Who in Professional Women, and the American Water Works Association.
Mary Anne Rooney
Board Secretary \ Administrator
Mary Anne handles the administrative duties for GAMWC, including meter reading, change in ownership, and business matters. She owns Rooney Business Services working with companies on strategic business development. Mary Anne has been an elected member of the Oxnard Harbor District since 2010.