Co-Founder and Co-Director, Community Water Center
Laurel Firestone co-founded and co-directs the Community Water Center (CWC). She previously served as the director of the Rural Poverty Water Project at the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment in Delano, CA. In 2013, she was honored with the Gary Bellow Public Service Award by Harvard Law School. In 2010, Firestone and CWC co-executive director Susana De Anda were awarded the Carla Bard Advocacy Award from Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform. She is the author of The Guide to Community Drinking Water Advocacy. She also served on the Tulare County Water Commission and on Governor Jerry Brown’s Drinking Water Stakeholder Group.