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Meet Your IRWA Board of Directors

Robert Dial

President

Region IV
Term Expires in March 2022
City of Firth
firthcity@gmail.com

Beau Ziemer

Vice-President, Awards Committee Chair

Region II, At Large
Term Expires in March 2021
City of New Plymouth
beau@npidaho.com

AJ Gray

Secretary/Treasurer, Legislative Director

Region III
Term Expires in March 2022
City of Buhl
aj.g@cityofbuhl.us

Brad Andersen

National Director, Conference Committee Chair

Region IV, At Large
Term Expires in March 2022
City of Iona
bradley.andersen@inl.gov

Bob Culver

Director, Training Committee Chair

Region III, At Large
Term Expires in March 2021
City of Jerome
rcculver@msn.com

Kevin McLeod

Director, IRWA Support Services and Building Committee Chair

Region II
Term Expires in March 2021
City of Star
kmcleod@starswd.com

Dan Messier

Director

Region I
Term Expires in March 2022
Little Blacktail Ranch Water District
docsludge@hotmail.com 

Board Regions

Region I – Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, Lewis, Nez Perce and Idaho counties
Region II – Adams, Valley, Washington, Boise, Gem, Payette, Canyon, Elmore, Ada and Owyhee counties 
Region III – Camas, Blaine, Butte, Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, Jerome, Twin Falls, Cassia, Lemhi and Custer counties
Region IV – Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Bingham, Bannock, Caribou, Power, Oneida, Franklin and Bear Lake counties 
At-Large – Anywhere in Idaho
Regional Map

Duties of the Board of Directors

  • To conduct and supervise the affairs of the Association, including the designation of committees. 
  • To take charge of and be responsible for the property of the Association’s finances and the proceedings of the Association. 
  • To initiate, supervise, and approve plans and programs designed to achieve the objectives and purposes of the Association. 
  • To implement policies, programs or plans adopted at the annual meeting of the members. 
  • To determine policies of the Association consistent with the objectives and purposes of the Association as set out in the Articles of Incorporation. 
  • To provide for and attend annual and special meetings of the Association. 
  • To arrange for the annual audit of the Association by a certified public accountant. 
  • To provide for the dissemination of information to the members and to the public, as may be needed to provide suitable publicity for the work and status of the Association.

Board Member Eligibility

  • All Board of Directors positions are for a two year term. 
  • No director is entitled to compensation except for reimbursement of reasonable expenses for Association business. 
  • No former Association employee whose employment has been terminated for cause shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors. 
  • No person may become an employee if he/she is a member of the Board of Directors of IRWA or at least one hundred eighty-two (182) days has expired from the time he/she was last a member of the Board of Directors of IRWA.

Join the IRWA Board of Directors

If you’re interested in joining the IRWA Board of Directors, we’d love to hear from you! Our board members are vital to IRWA’s success, helping us achieve our mission of providing technical assistance, training, and a strong representative voice for the benefit of Idaho’s drinking water and wastewater utility systems. We welcome fresh perspectives and your enthusiasm to get more involved with the Association.

Submit Your Candidacy

To submit your candidacy, please download a Board of Directors Candidate Interest Form. Email the completed form and a candidate photo to office@idahoruralwater.com. Elections are held every March at our Annual Business Meeting, during the Annual Spring Conference. Candidacy submissions are accepted as late as the Annual Business Meeting.

Advertise Your Candidacy

The Water Gram: If we receive your form by November 24th, your candidacy will be printed in the winter edition of our quarterly magazine and be posted on our website. The IRWA Website: If we receive your form by February 28th, your candidacy will be posted on our website.

2020 Annual Business Meeting Documents

If you are unable to attend the 2021 Annual Business Meeting on March 10th in Boise, you can still make your voice heard! Please find a letter from the IRWA Board President, Robert Dial, explaining your voting rights and process below. You will also find an Absentee Ballot Form, Voter Delegate Registration Form, and the Annual Membership Report. Absentee Ballot Forms will be accepted through March 4, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the IRWA office at (208) 343-7001 or office@idahoruralwater.com.