The Executive Department works to ensure the District maintains positive relations with customers, community stakeholders, governmental agencies, and staff, through professional integrity and communication.

The District Manager is responsible for managing the day to day administrative and operational functions of the District, including strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, contracting, coordination of legal activities, and ensuring compliance in many facets of District activities.

The District Manager supports the Board of Directors, serves as the Board Secretary, and carries out Board policies.  In addition to facilitation of Board and Committee meetings, irrigation election functions and assessments are supervised by this office.

Public Records and Public Relations are managed through the District Manager’s office.


Chuck Freeman

Chuck Freeman joined the Kennewick Irrigation District in November 2009 as its Secretary/District Manager. Prior to that, he was City Manager for the Cities of Coos Bay, Oregon and Airway Heights, Washington.  Chuck is a graduate of the University of Iowa and resides in Kennewick, WA with his wife Heather.