Director Langford was appointed by the WRD Board of Directors to serve as Director of Division One in February of 2022. Ms. Langford has over 15 years of experience as a public private partnership liaison assisting corporations with environmental practices at the local, State and Federal government levels. She also served as the Senior Environmental, Energy and Water Policy Advisor to Assemblywoman Autumn Burke where she crafted environmental policy and advocated for updated water infrastructure.
Ms. Langford’s most recent endeavors include implementing LED street lighting projects in several Southern California cities, consulting on light rail and energy efficient trucking solutions and implementing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations units in several California Municipalities.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Director Langford has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Joy sat on the advisory board for Air Quality Management District, currently sits on the boards of Young Professionals in Energy (Los Angeles and Orange County chapters), as well as the regional board for 85 Broads. She is a Milken Associate, specializing in social policy and legislation. Additionally, she sits on the board of The Children’s Museum of La Habra. Ms. Langford currently resides in Los Angeles, California.