The Santa Fe Irrigation District Board of Directors has appointed a new director to Division 1, Ken Westphal. Mr. Westphal was appointed after the December resignation of Frank Creede.
Mr. Westphal is a resident of Rancho Santa Fe and recently retired as a Chief Growth Officer of one of the largest independent mechanical contractors in the US. He was responsible for expansion into new geographic markets, new product additions and facilitation of strategic acquisitions. Mr. Westphal has also worked with a variety of labor and management initiatives in the training of trade labor and apprenticeship programs for mechanical contractors. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the Darden School of Business Executive Program at the University of Virginia.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we warmly welcome Mr. Westphal,” said Michael T. Hogan, Board President. “We appreciate his willingness to volunteer for this position and look forward to the perspective his experience will bring to managing our community’s water supply. Our Board has a busy slate in the coming months with redistricting, establishing a new budget and going through the rate-setting process, and I’m pleased we have a full Board again.”
Mr. Westphal will sit on the Water Resources and Joint Facilities Committees. His term will expire in December 2022. The Division 1 Director seat will be eligible for a two-year term during the November 2022 election. The seat will then return to a standard four-year term.