Director Sanchez was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2017. He retired from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California at the end of 2016 after a 30 year career. During his tenure, he worked in the operations, finance, and business services groups managing contracting, corporate budgeting and financial analysis, document management, technical training, and business continuity functions and also served in their legislative affairs office in Sacramento. Born in Cuba, he was raised in southern California and he and his family have lived in Upland since 1998. He has volunteered with the Upland Highland Regiment Band Boosters, the St. Anthony Parish youth education ministry, Boy Scouts of America Troop 614 in San Antonio Heights, Acacia International Fraternity, the UCLA Alumni Band, and has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District Federal Credit Union since 1994.