Former Vallejo City Council Member Pippin Dew Joins WETA Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO | January 12, 2023 – Pippin Dew joined the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors today after being appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Ms. Dew was sworn in on Thursday and replaces Anthony Intintoli on the Board of Directors. Ms. Dew served on the Vallejo City Council from 2014 through 2022.
“We are so excited to welcome Director Dew to the Board”, said Jim Wunderman, Chair of WETA’s Board of Directors. “Her experience in government, community service, and the private sector makes her an excellent addition and ensures that the Board will continue to have strong representation from Vallejo, one of the principal communities that WETA serves.”
Ms. Dew is a Realtor serving the North and East Bay Areas for the last 16 years. She is currently President of Vallejo Main Street, President Elect of the Solano Association of Realtors, and serves on the Executive Board for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce as their Government Affairs Committee Chair. She served as a Councilmember with the City of Vallejo for 9 years, first elected in 2013. She is Past President of the North Bay Division for the League of California Cities, and served the League as Chair of the Transportation, Communications and Public Works Policy Committee, Chair of the Public Safety Task Force, the Governance Task Force, Chair of the Public Safety Policy Committee, as a member of the Governance Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors. She is a proud mother of three girls.
“Ferry service has always been such an integral part of the Vallejo community and the expansion of the system has brought those same benefits to residents and businesses throughout the region,” said Director Dew. “I’m looking forward to furthering that progress, and working with my colleagues to help the system evolve as our regional transportation needs continue to adapt to changing travel patterns.”
The WETA Board of Directors is a five-member body. Three members, including the chair and vice chair, are appointed by the governor. One member is appointed by the Senate Rules Committee. One member is appointed by the Assembly Speaker.
Mr. Intintoli has served on the Board of Directors and the Board of its predecessor agency the Water Transit Authority since 2000. His final WETA Board meeting was in December 2022. Mr. Intintoli had previously served as the Mayor of Vallejo and on the Vallejo City Council.
Ms. Dew joins Chair Jim Wunderman, Vice Chair Monique Moyer, Director Jessica Alba and Director Jeff DelBono on the WETA Board.