Board & Staff

2022 Board of Directors

President
Ken Klemme
Monterey County MAD

President-Elect 
Wakoli Wekesa
East Side MVCD

Vice President
Conlin Reis
Fresno Westside MAD

Past President
Peter Bonkrude
Shasta MVCD

Sacramento Valley Regional Rep
Joel Buettner
Placer MVCD

Coastal Region Rep
Paula Macedo
Contra Costa MVCD

S. San Joaquin Region Rep
Jodi Holeman
Consolidated MAD

N. San Joaquin Region Rep
Rhiannon Jones
Merced County MAD

Southern Region Rep
Michelle Brown
West Valley MVCD

Trustee Representative
Subru Bhat
Alameda County MAD


Central Office Staff

Executive Director
Bob Achermann

Associate Executive Director
Rachel Hickerson

Accounting Executive
Nito Goolan

Exhibit and Sponsor Manager
Julie Wallner

Membership Services
Amanda Walton

Manager of Digital and Social Media
Sarah Spencer

Professional Services

Legislative Advocate
Edward Manning
KP Public Affairs
Phone: 916-448-2162
Fax: 916-448-4923

Legal Counsel

Richard Shanahan
Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan
Phone: 916-446-4254
Fax: 916-446-4018