The Vista Irrigation District (VID) board of directors elected Richard Vásquez as its president and Patrick Sanchez as its vice-president for 2024 at its annual organizational meeting.
Vásquez has served on the board of directors since December 2008; this will be the fourth time he has led the board since being elected in 2008. Vásquez was a member of the board of directors of the Bueno Colorado Municipal Water District from 1986 to 1992, and he was formerly on the board of directors of VID from 1992 to 2000. Vásquez represents Division 2, which encompasses the area north of West Vista Way and west of North Santa Fe Avenue in Vista.
Vásquez, a retired civil engineering designer, has served as the chair of the district’s public affairs, fiscal policy and water sustainability committees. Vásquez has also been actively involved with the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) serving on its water quality committee.
Sanchez has served on the board of directors since March 2017 and represents Division 4, which encompasses the Shadowridge area of Vista.
Sanchez, a retired director of parks, recreation and community services, worked in public service for over 34 years. Sanchez has served as the chair of the district’s fiscal policy, public affairs and water sustainability committees. Sanchez has also been actively involved with the California Special Districts Association’s professional development committee and ACWA’s federal affairs committee.
Vásquez and Sanchez are joined by directors Marty Miller (division 1), Peter Kuchinsky (division 3) and Jo MacKenzie (division 5) to form the VID board of directors.Annual Organizational Meeting News Release 2024.pdf