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Cynthia Allen, Ph.D.

Position: General Manager
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3745 Constellation Road, Lompoc, CA 93436

Cynthia has been employed by Vandenberg Village Community Services District (VVCSD) since 1993 and has worked her way up from Customer Service Representative to Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk to Administrative Services Manager to General Manager.

While working for the District, Cynthia received four Associates degrees from Allan Hancock College; her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly); her Master's degree in Public Policy from Cal Poly; and, in 2014, she completed her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Her dissertation is entitled “A Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Cash-4-Grass Programs on Water Consumption.” Cynthia obtained her State of California D2 Drinking Water Distribution Operator Certificate in October 2015 and her T1 Drinking Water Treatment Operator Certificate in January 2017. 

Cynthia was appointed to the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District (SYRWCD) board in April 2015 and was the board president from March 2016 until her resignation from the board in December 2023. In May 2019, she was elected as the Alternate Special District Member to the Santa Barbara Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). She served as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) committee member or alternate for the Western Management Area (WMA), the Central Management Area (CMA), and the Eastern Management Area (EMA) for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) efforts in the Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin. 

In her free time, Cynthia is an officer in the Rancho Purisima Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a board member for the non-profit Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA), and she is a volunteer at the Lompoc Animal Shelter.

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