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Board Members
Email: Nick Blom
Email: Larry Byrd
Email: Paul Campbell
Email: John Mensinger
Email: Jake Wenger

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.

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.

Jake Wenger

Division 4

Jake Wenger, Division 4 (northwest area including northwest Modesto, Salida and Wood Colony area) was elected to the Board in 2013. Mr. Wenger is a fourth generation farmer and Modesto resident. He produces walnuts and almonds and operates a walnut huller/dehydrator with his father and brother. Mr. Wenger is active in multiple community organizations. Mr. Wenger is the 2017 Board Vice President.
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 father and brother. He is active in numerous community organizations. Mr. Blom is the 2017 Board President.

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