The Kings Basin Water Authority is governed by a board of directors, which is composed of one representative from each of the member agencies. The directors and alternates are appointed by each member’s governing board.

Board Officers & Authority Staff

Chair
James E. Burleson, Director
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

Vice Chair
Steve Worthley, Supervisor
County of Tulare, District 4

Secretary/Treasurer
Paul G. Peschel, General Manager
Kings River Conservation District

Assistant Treasurer
Randy Shilling, Deputy General Manager of Business Operations
Kings River Conservation District

Program Manager
Soua Lee, Resource Analyst 1
Kings River Conservation District

 

Board Members

Member Agency Director
Alta Irrigation District Norman Waldner, Board Director
Alternate: Chad Wegley, General Manager
City of Clovis Bob Whalen, Mayor
Alternate: Scott Redelfs, Public Utilities Director
Alternate: Paul Armendariz, Assistant Public Utilities Director
City of Dinuba Emilio Morales, Council Member
Alternate:
City of Fresno Director Steve Brandau, Council Member
Alternate: Clint Oliver, Council Member
Alternate: Michael Carbajal, Assistant Public Utilities Director
City of Kerman Gary Yep, Mayor Pro Tem
Alternate: Ken Moore, Public Works Director
City of Parlier Mayor
Alternate: City Manager
Alternate: City Engineer
City of Reedley Mary Fast, Council Member
Alternate: Anita Betancourt, Mayor
Alternate: Russ Robertson, Director of Public Works
City of Sanger Melissa Hurtado, Council Member
Alternate: John Mulligan, Public Works Director
City of Selma Scott Robertson, Mayor Pro Tem
Alternate: Louis Franco, Council Member
Alternate: Michael Derr, Council Member
Alternate: Jim Avalos, Mayor
Alternate: Yvette Montijo, Council Member
Alternate: Henry Perea, Interim City Manger
County of Fresno Buddy Mendes, Supervisor
Alternate: Steven White, Director of Dept. of Public Works & Planning
Alternate: Bernard Jimenez, Deputy Director, Dept. of Public Works & Planning
County of Tulare Steve Worthley, Supervisor Chair
Alternate: Denise England, Deputy County Administrative Officer
Consolidated Irrigation District Larry Cruff, Board Director
Alternate: Phillip Desatoff, General Manager
Fresno Irrigation District Bill Stretch, Assistant General Manager
Alternate:
Kings County Water District Barry McCutcheon, Board Director
Alternate: Dennis Mills, General Manager
Kings River Conservation District David Cehrs, Board President
Alternate: Mark McKean, Board Director
Alternate: Paul G. Peschel, General Manager
Alternate: Randy Shilling, Deputy General Manager
Fresno Metro. Flood Cont. Dist. Buzz Burleson, Board Director
Alternate: Frank Fowler, Board Director
Alternate: Alan Hofmann, General Manager
Alternate: Peter Sanchez, District Engineer
Raisin City Water District Jerry Rai, Board Director
Alternate: Don Cameron, Board Director