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
Bill Stretch, General Manager
Fresno Irrigation District

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, Associate Resource Analyst
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, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alternate: Anita Betancourt, Council Member
Alternate: Russ Robertson, Director of Public Works
City of Sanger Esmeralda Hurtado, Council Member
Alternate: John Mulligan, Public Works Director
City of Selma Louis Franco, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alternate: Jim Avalos, Council Member
Alternate: John Trujillo, Council Member
Alternate: Sarah Guerra, Council Member
Alternate: Scott Robertson, Mayor
Alternate: Teresa Gallavan, 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
Alternate: Roy Jimenez
County of Tulare Kuyler Corcker, 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, General Manager
Alternate:
Kings County Water District Barry McCutcheon, Board Director
Alternate: Dennis Mills, General Manager
Kings River Conservation District Paul Stanfield, 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