IID honors William I. DuBois, Sr.

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Matt Dessert, Norma Galindo, Bruce Kuhn, William DuBois, Sr., Jim Hanks, Steve Benson

EL CENTRO – At their regular meeting of Tuesday, May 13, the IID Board of Directors honored Imperial Valley farmer William (Bill) I, DuBois for his service on the Water Conservation Advisory Board with a Resolution.

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William DuBois Sr., Bill DuBois Jr.

DuBois, 97, is a second generation farmer who farmed for over 30 years. In the 1070’s, he became the California Farm Bureau Federation’s director of Natural Resources in Sacramento, working with lawmakers and advocating for farmers.

Because of his valuable expertise in agricultural and water matters, DuBois was appointed to the IID‘s Water Conservation Advisory Board (WCAB) in 2008.

On April 10, 2014, DuBois announced his retirement during the regular WCAB meeting, as he felt that being 97.5 years young entitled him to retirement.

DuBois served at a time when issues were sometimes controversial,  but of great importance to IID, Valley farmers, agriculture, and the environment.