Hello, I’m Bruce Herring. I’m running for the NID Board because I feel the current board lacks the vision and expertise to take on the challenges of the 21st century.
Water managers face a slew of unprecedented issues with increasing populations, variable precipitation patterns, expanding regulations, and a shrinking Sierra snowpack.
To address these challenges we need to be nimble and flexible in our approach. Nimble operationally, nimble fiscally, and nimble in our vision for the coming decades. I have experience in each of these areas. Operationally as the Materials Manager in a manufacturing firm. Fiscally as the director of Bitney Prep High School, where I balanced school budgets during a time of state cuts to education. I’ve run a small business and have been actively following water issues for forty years.
It is time to move toward a more all encompassing vision for NID. I believe NID can become a regional leader in watershed management. The plan or “blueprint” to accomplish this is centered around the following five pillars:
- FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
- OPEN COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPARENCY
- A HEALTHY WATERSHED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
- EFFICIENCY OF OPERATIONS
- COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Working together “we” can make this happen. I ask for your support!