The Westlands Board of Directors is comprised of nine members each of whom is a District landowner or designated or legal representative of a landowner.
Board elections are held every two years, and Directors are elected to four-year terms of office. Each landowner in the District is allowed one vote for each dollar’s worth of land to which he/she holds title.
The Board manages and conducts the business and affairs of the District. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month except on Holidays. Board meetings are open to the general public. Agenda and Minutes are available.
Ryan Ferguson is a second-generation Westside family farmer born and raised in Lemoore. He and his dad have been farming since 2003 and grow almonds, pistachios, tomatoes, onions and cotton on their family farm.
1993 – 2022
Daniel Errotabere is a third-generation farmer whose family has been farming in Westlands since the late 1920’s. Daniel and his two brothers farm in the Five Points area and their primary crops are processing tomatoes, processing garlic, processing onions, garbanzo beans and almonds.
Jim Anderson is a
William Bourdeau is from a fourth generation Westside family. He was born and raised in Coalinga and served as a local city councilman. He is the executive vice president of Harris Farms in Coalinga which grows several crops annually including lettuce, tomatoes, garlic, onions, melons, almonds, pistachios and wine grapes.
Frank Coelho Jr.
Frank Coelho is a third generation farmer in Westlands since 1969. He, along with several family members, farms in the Five Points area. Their crops consist of processing tomatoes, wine grapes, almonds, cotton, garlic, and garbanzo beans.
Stan Nunn is a fourth generation California farmer. He and his family have been farming in Westlands since 1975. He farms almonds, apples, garlic, lettuce, parsley, processing tomatoes and sweet corn in the Cantua Creek area.
Jeff Fortune is a third generation California farmer and the second generation Westlands farmer. He is a “boots on the ground” farmer with more than four decades of farming experience. Jeff works alongside his father and two brothers at their family farm growing tomatoes, almonds, and pistachios.
Ceil Walter Howe, III
Ceil Howe is a third-generation farmer. He was born and raised in Stratford, on his family farm and serves as Partner and Principal at Pomona Farming which grows raisins, wine grapes, pistachios and almonds.
Kevin Assemi’s family has proudly farmed in Westlands for two generations. Kevin, along with his family, grows mostly pistachios, almonds, raisins, and row crops.
Finance & Administration
Stan Nunn, Chair
Field Operations & Maintenance
Frank Coelho, Jr., Chair
Kevin Assemi, Chair
Ceil W. Howe, III
Jim Anderson, Chair
Ceil W. Howe, III
William Bourdeau, Chair