Westlands Water District Board of Directors Appoints Ceil Howe III to Fill Board Vacancy
For Immediate Release
Contact: Diana Giraldo
Fresno, California (January 21, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 19, Westlands Water District Board of Directors appointed Ceil Howe III to the vacancy created when Director Don Peracchi resigned last month. Howe will serve through the end of Peracchi’s term in 2022.
“Ceil has farmed in Fresno and Kings counties for many years, and he will be an important voice on our Board as we address the important issues that will face Westlands in the months and years ahead,” said Westlands Board President Daniel Errotabere.
Howe currently serves as Partner and Principal at Pomona Farming which grows raisins, wine grapes, pistachios, and almonds in Westlands Water District. Howe, a third-generation farmer, was born and raised in Stratford, on his diversified family farm, Westlake Farms Inc.
“I am honored to serve on the Westland Water District Board of Directors and look forward to learning about the important issues we will be facing in the future and contributing towards sustainable solutions to all interested parties,” Howe said after being appointed.
About Westlands Water District
Westlands Water District is recognized as a world leader in agricultural water conservation and has served the farmers and rural communities on the west side of Fresno and Kings counties for more than five decades. As stewards of one of California’s most precious natural resources, Westlands continually invests in conservation, and champions farmers deploying innovative irrigation methods based on the best available technology.