Directors

Directors are elected by the District’s ratepayers to serve three-year terms. Any qualified District elector may run to serve a three-year term as one of the five members of the Kennewick Irrigation District Board of Directors. The terms are staggered so that at least one position is up for election each year.

Kirk Rathbun

Vice President

Position 1 | Terms Ends 2022 – Mr. Rathbun owns farm land he leases out. He is also a land developer, and water purveyor in Benton County. Mr. Rathbun serves on the Finance Committee
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Dean Dennis

Director

Position 2 | Term Ends 2021 –
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David McKenzie

Director

Position 3 | Term Ends 2023 – Mr. McKenzie owned and operated a John Deere dealership. He now manages his family farm raising cherries, grapes, hay and cattle. Mr. McKenzie chairs the Operations and Engineering Committee and serves on the Realty Committee.
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Gene Huffman

President

Position 5 | Term Ends 2021 – Mr. Huffman has an educational background in Agriculture and has owned and operated a farm raising alfalfa, apples and onions. He worked as an electrical troubleshooter and service manager dealing with all phases of irrigation from design to implementation, as a heavy-duty mechanic and as a realtor. He served 20 years on a rural school board. Mr. Huffman serves on the Realty Committee.
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Arland Ward

Director

Position 4 | Term Ends 2022 – Arland Ward currently serves on the Operations & Engineering Committee.
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