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Vista Irrigation District Board Appoints Peter Kuchinsky II to Fill Division 3 Vacancy (June 6, 2022)

The Vista Irrigation District (District) board of directors approved, by a unanimous vote, the appointment of Peter Kuchinsky II as the new representative for division 3 at a special board meeting.  Division 3 encompasses central and northeast Vista and unincorporated areas of the county of San Diego.

He immediately fills the seat that became vacant when Paul Dorey passed away.  Kuchinsky’s appointment as a director will last until the November 2022 election.

Kuchinsky is a senior and lead risk advisor with the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority, a public agency that provides insurance coverage to water agencies throughout the state. He has over 18 years’ experience working with water agencies on issues concerning risk exposure, liability, property, and worker safety.  Kuchinsky has been a Vista resident for 40 years. 

Three Vista residents, who live within the division 3 boundaries, applied for the seat:  Kuchinsky, David Drum, and Richard Alvarez.  After conducting interviews of the three applicants, the board of directors selected Kuchinsky.

Kuchinsky will join president Marty Miller (division 1), Richard Vásquez (division 2), Patrick Sanchez (division 4), and Jo MacKenzie (division 5) to form the five‑member District board.  The board generally meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 9:00 a.m. at the district’s office located at 1391 Engineer Street in Vista.

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