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Semitropic’s board is represented by an experienced group of individuals committed to public service. Board members are farmers within the district, and are elected by ratepayers to serve four-year terms. Visit meetings and events for the most recent board meeting minutes and agendas.

Board Officers and Members

Dan Waterhouse, President
Serving on the board since 2002, Dan has farmed for a number of years in the Wasco area.

Frederick “Rick” A. Wegis, Division 7
Rick has served on the board since 1995 and has been president since 2002. He succeeded his father, Ken Wegis, who served on the board for 26 years. Rick manages a 4,500 acre, four-generation family farm in the Buttonwillow/Wasco area. He has been active in local water and agriculture issues through his involvement with the Kern County Farm Bureau, Kern County Water Association, National Cotton Board, California Cotton Growers Association and the Ag Leadership Class 12.

Tim Thomson Division 4

Tom Toretta Division 2

Philip W. Portwood, Division 5
Phil has served on the board since 1984. His family has farmed in the Wasco area for many years.
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Jeff Fabbri, Division 1
Jeff has served on the board since 2002, succeeding his father, Vido Fabbri, who was instrumental in establishing the district in 1958 and served as a board member for more than 40 years, some as president.

Todd Tracy, Division 6
Todd joined the board in 2003, replacing long-time board member Larry Frey. Both are members of the Tracy family, a pioneer farming family that operated Buttonwillow Land and Cattle, a large farming operation in the Buttonwillow area.

 

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