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Board Members
Email: Nick Blom
Email: Larry Byrd
Email: Paul Campbell
Email: Stu Gilman
Email: John Mensinger

Board Secretary
(209) 526-7360
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(209) 526-7390
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Customer Service
Mon. - Fri, 8am to 5pm
(209) 526-7337 or
(888) 335-1643 toll-free

The Modesto Irrigation District Board of Directors sets policy for the District. Each Board member in geographical divisions within the irrigation district boundary. Registered voters within each division elect a director for a four-year term of office.

Larry Bird

Division 1

Larry Byrd, Division 1 (southeast area including southeast Modesto, Empire, Waterford and Roberts Ferry), was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011.  Mr. Byrd retired from MID in 2006 after 35 years of service.  He was born and raised on a farm in west Modesto and is a cattle rancher and almond grower in Waterford. Mr. Byrd is the Board Vice President.

John Mensinger

Division 2

John Mensinger, Division 2 (central Modesto) was elected to the Board in 2013. He was born and raised in Modesto and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is a third generation owner of American Lumber Company, where he has worked for more than 25 years. He is active in community service with Modesto Rotary, Modesto Sister Cities and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.  

Paul Campbell

Division 3

Paul Campbell, Division 3 (northeast area) was elected to the Board in 2013. Mr. Campbell is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and a business owner with more than 25 years of experience. He is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus. He is involved with Modesto Rotary and participates in many community service activities.

Stu Gilman

Division 4

Stu Gilman, Division 4 (northwest area including northwest Modesto, Salida and Wood Colony area) was elected to the Board in 2017. Mr. Gilman previously lived in Salida and currently resides in Modesto . He has 34 years of successful software consulting experience and has been involved in several technology-related start-ups, including serving as founder and president of External Resources. Mr. Gilman has assisted in a variety of local economic development efforts and is active in a number of community and faith-based organizations.

Nick Blom

Division 5

Nick Blom, Division 5 (southwest area), was elected to the MID Board in 2011. He was born and raised in west Modesto and graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in agriculture education. Mr. Blom owns and operates a farm with his brother. He is active in numerous community organizations. Mr. Blom is the Board President.

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