The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously voted to position Dr. Rob Santos as President and Charles Fernandes as Vice President at the Tuesday TID Board Meeting.
Santos was elected as TID Division 4 Director in 2007, and with only 2 years experience will become the second most senior TID Director.
Fernandes has been on the TID Board as Division 2 Director since 2001, was the previous President, and is now the Vice President.
Since the December 1st TID Board Meeting was cancelled, the November 24, 2009 TID Board Meeting was also Division 3 Director Michael Berryhill and Division 5 Director Randy Fiorini’s last meeting. Both decided not to run for reelection.
The recently appointed TID Division 1 Director Michael Frantz was seated on November 17, 2009.
The newly elected TID Directors Joe Alamo (Division 3) and Ron Macedo (Division 5) will be seated on December 8, 2009.
With three new Directors and a new first-time President, lack of experience is definitely a concern.
This new Board has also been referenced as the symbol of a new era for TID.
“I am excited about this new board,” said President Rob Santos. “It has been said that this new board lacks experience. But what I can tell you is this; what we lack in experience we gain in hard work, intelligence and dedication.”