STACEY R. ALDSTADT
University of Houston Law Center, J.D. 1990
University of Houston, B.A. 1987
Admitted to California Bar 1990
Stacey Aldstadt began her career as a trial lawyer, first in private practice, then as a Deputy City Attorney. She then was tapped to be a Deputy General Manager, and later the General Manager of a major municipal water department in Southern California, where she became a widely-recognized and sought-after expert in water policy, regulation, and municipal government affairs. In her position as General Manager, she was responsible for overseeing all regulatory matters, including negotiations with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Department of Water Resources, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California OSHA, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and many others. She provided comments on a variety of water quality issues pending before the CA State Water Resources Control Board, and she represented her department in water rights hearings.
Ms. Aldstadt’s background as a lawyer makes her nearly unique in the water policy community giving her an advantage in both understanding the practical challenges of running a large municipal department and in having the legal skills to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Now back in private practice, Ms. Aldstadt brings her wealth of experience to the areas of business, real estate, human resources, and civil litigation.
Ms. Aldstadt attended the University of Houston, where she received both her bachelor's degree and law degree. After passing the California bar exam in 1990, she practiced law in Riverside, California with the law firms Thompson & Colegate and Redwine & Sherrill. Her practice areas included contract, personnel, and general liability litigation. In 1996, she became a Deputy City Attorney advising the local water department, among other departments, and handling complex litigation matters. The next year, she became the Deputy General Manager of the water department and was later named General Manager in 2005.
Ms. Aldstadt was also an adjunct professor at California State University, San Bernardino from 2009 to 2018 in the Graduate Program, Public Administration, California Water for Public Managers, Administrative Law for Managers and Human Resources.
Ms. Aldstadt is active in a wide range of community affairs and regularly consults with policy makers in and out of government as they tackle the growing policy and regulatory challenges in everything from wastewater management, to water and energy conservation, to stormwater compliance, to internal governmental management and compliance issues.
Stacey is a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Texas (currently inactive status) and admitted to several Federal district courts; member, American Water Works Association, and Western Coalition of Arid States. She is Chairperson of the Colton/San Bernardino Regional Tertiary Treatment and Water Reclamation Joint Powers Authority; Secretary for the Lytle Creek Water Conservation Association; Commissioner of the West End Water Development, Treatment and Conservation Joint Powers Authority; and sits on the Management Committee of the San Bernardino Regional Water Resources Authority.