December 11, 2013
Contact: Rem Scherzinger
Or: Dave Carter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
John Drew Leads NID Board
(Photo of President Drew attached)
GRASS VALLEY - Division II Director John Drew, a resident of Chicago Park, Nevada County, was unanimously elected Wednesday (Dec. 11) by his fellow directors to serve as 2014 president of the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors.
A certified organic farmer and longtime leader of the local agricultural community, Drew is a longtime board member and past president of the Nevada County Farm Bureau and Certified Growers Market. He has served on the NID board since 2002.
As NID Board President, Drew succeeds 2013 President Jim Bachman of Lincoln, Placer County, who is the Division IV representative on the board.
Division III Director Scott Miller, MD, of south Nevada County, was elected as the board’s vice president for 2014.
Also serving on the five-member governing board are Division I Director Nancy Weber of Nevada City and Division V Director Nick Wilcox of Penn Valley.
The elected Board of Directors is NID’s policy-making body. The board meets in regular session at 9 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
In other business, directors:
• heard a financial update from Finance Manager Jim Malberg and received the district’s 2012 audit and financial statements.
• heard a report from General Manager Rem Scherzinger on the current water emergency due to wind storm damage on the PG&E South Yuba Canal in Bear Valley east of Nevada City. Scherzinger said PG&E has completed repairs and is releasing water back into the delivery system. He said flows to NID should resume by next week.
• recognized five employees for their years of employment service. Receiving certificates were engineering technician Stu Uchida, 30 years; hydroelectric machinist Phil Nedved, construction inspector Chris Berg and management assistant Kristi Kelly, 15 years; and engineering technician William Day, 10 years.
The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the NID Business Center in Grass Valley. NID board meetings are open to the public.