EL CENTRO â€“ 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.
DuBois, 97, is a second generation farmer who farmed for over 30 years. In the 1070â€™s, he became the California Farm Bureau Federationâ€™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 IIDâ€˜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, Â but of great importance to IID, Valley farmers, agriculture, and the environment.