Directors are elected by the District’s ratepayers to serve three-year terms. Any qualified District elector may run to serve a three-year term as one of the five members of the Kennewick Irrigation District Board of Directors. The terms are staggered so that at least one position is up for election each year.
Position 1 | Term Ends 2025 – Mr. Rathbun owns farm land he leases out. He is also a land developer, and water purveyor in Benton County. Mr. Rathbun serves on the Finance Committee.
Position 2 | Term Ends 2024 – Griffin Hanberg and family own and lease farm land in East Kennewick growing various row crops as well as maintaining a small cow herd.
Position 3 | Term Ends 2026 – Mr. McKenzie owned and operated a John Deere dealership. He now manages his family farm raising cherries, grapes, hay and cattle. Mr. McKenzie chairs the Operations and Engineering Committee and serves on the Realty Committee.
Position 4 | Term Ends 2025 – Arland Ward currently serves on the Operations & Engineering Committee.
Position 5 | Term Ends 2024 – Mr. Huffman has an educational background in Agriculture and has owned and operated a farm raising alfalfa, apples and onions. He worked as an electrical troubleshooter and service manager dealing with all phases of irrigation from design to implementation, as a heavy-duty mechanic and as a realtor. He served 20 years on a rural school board. Mr. Huffman serves on the Realty Committee.