Vista Irrigation District (VID) board of directors elected Richard Vásquez as its president and Patrick Sanchez as its vice-president for 2020 at its annual organizational meeting.
Vásquez has served on the board of directors since December 2008; this will be the third time he has led the board since being elected in 2008. He 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. He has also been actively involved with the Association of California Water Agencies.
Sanchez has served on the board since March 2017. He 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 recently served as chair of the public affairs committee and on the water sustainability committee.Download News Release