Three New Members Join Water Education Foundation Board of Directors in 2018
Three new members have joined the Water Education Foundation’s 33-member Board of Directors for 2018. They are Dana “Bart” Fisher Jr., a farmer in the Palo Verde Valley, Yung-Hsin Sun of Stantec, and Richard Aragon with Rancho California Water District.
Bart Fisher, a third-generation farmer from Blythe in eastern Riverside County, is a 19-year member of the Palo Verde Irrigation District board of trustees, where he has served twice as board chairman, as recently as 2017. He also is serving his 12th year as chairman of the Colorado River Board of California, where he represents California’s rights in the Colorado River to the other six states with entitlements to the river, and to the federal government and the government of Mexico.
Yung-Hsin Sun is chief water resources engineer with Stantec, where he has worked since 2001. Based in Sacramento, Dr. Sun has served as a senior strategic adviser for the California Department of Water Resources on a variety of projects, including the California Water Plan Update 2018. In addition, he has served as a senior consultant for the the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program.
Richard Aragon is a graduate of the Foundation’s 2017 Water Leaders class. Since 2015, he has served as director of finance and treasurer for Rancho California Water District in Temecula, in southwestern Riverside County. He helped lead the district’s effort to provide incentives to growers to swap water-intensive crops like avocados for less water-intensive crops like wine grapes.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors is led by President Robert Johnson and represents various stakeholder groups involved in water. Learn more about the new board members and the rest of the board at www.watereducation.org/board-directors
The mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial, nonprofit organization, is to create a better understanding of water resources and foster public understanding and resolution of water resource issues through facilitation, education and outreach.