A CENTURY OF CONVEYANCE,
COMMITMENT & CUSTOMER SERVICE
Jerry Prieto, JR
The District is governed by a five member board, each representing a specific geographical division, and elected to a four-year term. The FID Board meets each month on the third Tuesday at 4:00 pm at FID headquarters.
THE GENERAL MANAGERS
FID has had eight general managers in its 100-year history. The first to be named General Manager was George L. Swendsen in 1920. The longest tenure was by GM Paul H. Williamson, who led FID from 1956-1979. During his tenure, the District put extra emphasis on groundwater resource management and infrastructure improvements.
I am fortunate to be able to stand on the shoulders of past FID General Managers that have consistently led with intelligence and rigor. My predecessors have gone great lengths to increase the water supply for our growers, maximize our recharge potential, and work with disadvantaged communities to ensure their water supplies for years to come. The achievements are many over the past century, and I am grateful to continue that leadership as we push into our next century.
— Bill Stretch
WE ARE FID!
PAST BOARD MEMBERS
Over the last 100 years, a total of 46 people have served on the Board of Directors. The leadership of the past and present boards have shaped who FID is today.
Every board member, past and present, has committed to the goal of protecting Fresno Irrigation District's water resources. It is the duty of the board—elected by the water users—to employ top-notch management to vigorously defend our water rights and fairly distribute our surface water supply. In this regard the District is at this moment ideally suited to facing the challenges of the years ahead.
— Sayre McFarlane Miller
FID’s mission is to PROTECT and MANAGE the surface and groundwater resources of the District in order to meet the present and future water needs of the people and lands within the District.