The Napa Sanitation District Board of Directors meets twice a month to discuss and make decisions on District policies, projects and budgets. The five-member Board comprises the mayor and one councilmember from the City of Napa, a County of Napa Supervisor, and one Director appointed by each the City and the County. 

 For  a schedule of Board meetings and agendas, please visit our Board Meetings page.


Jill Techel - Chairperson

City of Napa Mayor

Jill Techel is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, who came to the City of Napa in 1971. Her first official position was as an appointee to the Napa Parks and Recreation Commission, and she later became the first female chairperson for that group. She was later elected to the Napa Valley Unified School District Board, serving a total of six years, including three years as President.

In 1996, Jill was appointed to the City Council to fill the vacancy due to the death of Mayor Ed Solomon. After completing that term, she ran for a Council seat and was elected. Following her two four-year terms on the Council, Jill was elected Mayor of Napa in March 2005 and was re-elected in November 2008 and 2012.

Jill serves as Program Coordinator for Leadership Napa Valley and received the Preceptor Award for outstanding Leadership Professionals from the National Community Leadership Association in 2004.
Mayor Techel represents the City as the delegate to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as the Chair of the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, as a Board member of the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA), Napa Sanitation District, and is the alternate representative of the City on the Napa-Vallejo Waste Management Authority.

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Ryan Gregory - Vice Chairperson

County of Napa Supervisor

Ryan is a lifelong Napa Resident. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2016, his first run for elected office.

Ryan completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He worked as Vice President of the local civil engineering firm RSA+ and resigned from the firm on December 29, 2016, to prioritize his job as Supervisor. Ryan has been a leader in the local engineering and design field. His specialty has been helping both nonprofit and for-profit builders provide new housing opportunities for people across the Napa community. Ryan has also been working on the Vine Trail and on various infrastructure projects for local municipalities.

Ryan’s extensive community involvement includes service as the former Board Chair for the Napa Chamber of Commerce and Community Action Napa Valley. He has served as President of Leadership Napa Valley, the Napa Engineers Society and the Kiwanis Club of Napa. Ryan was actively involved as a member of the Vine Trail Engineering Committee, Joint City-County Affordable Housing Taskforce, the Airport Industrial Area Blue Ribbon Committee, the City of Napa Housing Element Update Committee 2007 and 2014, Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency’s (NCTPA) Highway 29 Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Downtown Napa Specific Plan Steering Committee. Ryan was also an appointed member of the City of Napa’s Civil Service Commission.

In addition to elected office, Ryan continues to demonstrate his commitment to Napa County through service as a Board Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley and President of the Downtown Napa Property & Business Improvement District (PBID). He is also President of the Brother Can You Spare a Dime Community Baseball Outings organization and is the Friday Beverage Chair for the Napa Valley Wine Auction.
Ryan and his wife, Laura, live in Napa with their two daughters: Sage and Sophia.

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Peter Mott - Director

City of Napa Vice Mayor

Peter Mott is the owner and operator of Sunmaster, a window film and coverings company based in Napa. Sunmaster does business throughout Northern California and parts of the Western United States. The business’ experience in security film offered Peter the opportunity to do some Federal work where he traveled to Fiji to film the US embassy there.

Peter has served on Napa City Council since 2006. He previously served two years on the Planning Commission and three years with the Community Development Block Grant. Peter currently holds board positions on the City of Napa Housing Authority, Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency, and Traffic Advisory Committee. Peter has also worked closely with his daughter’s school serving two years on the Site Counsel and teaching a class in Junior Achievement each year. He is a member on the Napa Sunrise Rotary Club.

Peter’s favorite pastime is traveling. He has had the opportunity to visit Scotland, France, Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, and New Zealand, among others.

Peter and his wife Nancy have two daughters, Madison and Teagan.


David Graves - Director


David Graves is a native of Northern California and is a proud graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in biology. After a brief stint at the University of Chicago studying evolutionary biology, he returned to California to embark on a wine career. After stints at several Napa Valley wineries, he and his business partner Richard Ward, friends from their days together at UC Davis, founded Saintsbury in 1981. The winery produces 25,000 cases per year of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Carneros district of Napa, the Russian River and Sonoma Coast of Sonoma County, and the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County.

In addition to his responsibilities at the winery, David has served as a Trustee and President of the Board of the Land Trust of Napa County, the Board of the Oxbow School in Napa, and was a Napa County Planning Commissioner for more than six years. Graves currently serves as a public member of the Watershed Information and Conservation Council. He and his wife Elizabeth McKinne live in Napa’s Old Town. 


Mary Luros

Mary Luros - Director

City of Napa Appointee

Mary is a business attorney and partner at Hudson & Luros, LLP, a Napa law firm that she started in 2008 with her husband Jason. Mary has years of experience representing individuals, families, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses in the Bay Area and throughout the state. She has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, and has been named to their list of Top Women Attorneys in Northern California.

Mary received her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, and is a proud graduate of Saint Mary's College of California, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Politics and a minor in Religious Studies.

Mary is a graduate of Leadership Napa Valley (Class 22), and is involved with many nonprofits, including the Napa County Bar Association, Legal Aid of Napa Valley, and the Kiwanis Club of Napa.