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Southern Nevada Water Authority

John J. Entsminger
General Manager

John Entsminger

John J. Entsminger is the general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD).

He was approved by the SNWA Board of Directors to serve in this position effective Feb. 5, 2014, succeeding Pat Mulroy, who retired from the agency.

As general manager, Entsminger oversees the operations of the Authority, a cooperative agency formed in 1991 to address Southern Nevada's unique water needs on a regional basis.

The agency is charged with managing the region's water resources and providing for the present and future water needs of residents and businesses in the Las Vegas Valley.

Prior to being named general manager, Entsminger was senior deputy general manager for the SNWA. He has been with the Water Authority and LVVWD since 1999.

Entsminger is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and legal studies. He also attended the University of Colorado Law School and was the recipient of the Charles N. Woodruff Fellowship for demonstrating academic excellence in natural resources law.