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Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors responsible for guiding District operations and policies.

canal full of water in the East Basin
overhead shot of a canal that runs through East District farmland

DISTRICT BOUNDARIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Director Division 1: The part of the District located in Grant County north of Wheeler Road.
  • Director Division 2: The Grant County portion of the District bounded on the north by Wheeler Road, on the east and south by the Grant/Adams County line, and on the west by the District
  • Director Division 3: All of the District located in Lincoln County and that part of the District located in Adams County north of Providence Road.
  • Director Division 4: Totally in Adams County, bounded on the north by the Grant/Adams County line, on the south by the Franklin/Adams County line and on the west by the District boundary. The east boundary of this Director Division follows Booker Road from the Grant/Adams County line to Cunningham Road, then follows Cunningham Road to the east for three miles to the range line separating Ranges 30 and 31 East (Fox Road and its extension) which it follows to the Franklin/Adams County
  • Director Division 5: All of the District located in Franklin County and that part of the District located in Adams County, bounded on the north by the Grant/Adams County line and on the east by the District boundary. The west boundary of this Director Division follows Booker Road from the Grant/Adams County line to Cunningham Road, then follows Cunningham Road to the east for three miles to the range line separating Ranges 30 and 31 East (Fox Road and its extension) which it follows to the Franklin/Adams County line.

Filing periods, elections and terms of office for the District’s five Director Divisions shall occur and reoccur in the following sequence:

  • Year 1: Divisions 1 and 3
  • Year 2: Divisions 2 and 4
  • Year 3: Division 5
To qualify as a voter, an individual must own land included within the District and vote in the Director Division in which he or she resides or is nearest to his or her residence. Upon request, the Secretary-Manager or his designee will provide a copy of the voter list for the Director Division to the prospective candidate.

Eligible landowners can request ballots once it is established that an election will be held. To qualify as a voter an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a resident of the State of Washington
  • Own land or hold evidence of title to land in the District. Ownership of land and evidence of title includes contract sellers and purchasers of land, land held as part of community property with a spouse and land held in partnership with other(s). An agent of a corporation or other legal entity owning land in the district may vote on behalf of the entity by filing with the election officers an instrument of authority. Ownership of land and evidence of title for purposes of serving as Director must be individual and does not include agents of legal entities wherein the land is owned in the name of the legal
  • Vote only in the Director Division in which he or she owns land or holds evidence of title to land. Persons owning land or holding evidence of title to land in more than one Director Division shall vote only in that Director Division in which he or she owns land or holds evidence of title to land that is nearest his or her

Board of Directors Contact Information

Name Division Email
Don Osborne Division 1 dosborne@ecbid.org
Reid Baker Division 2 rbaker@ecbid.org
Dennis Swinger Division 3 dswinger@ecbid.org
Duaine Anderson (President) Division 4 danderson@ecbid.org
Kevin Lyle Division 5 klyle@ecbid.org

Past Directors of the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District

Name Division Years Active
Gus Olander Division 1 1939-1946
Chris Larsen Division 1 1947-1960
Ted Osborne Division 1 1961-1999
Doug Hendrickson Division 1 2000-2005
Don Osborne Division 1 2001-2017
Dennis Mickelsen Division 1 2018-2020
Don Osborne Division 1 2021-present
John Getzinger Division 2 1939-1955
Earl Terwillegar Division 2 1956-1982
Art Prior Division 2 1983-1986
Earl Terwillegar Division 2 1987-1992
Roger Watkins Division 2 2001-2012
Boe Clausen Division 2 2013-2018
Reid Baker Division 2 2019-present
David Phillips Division 3 1939-1943 (only Divison 3 election-1943)
Walter Franz Division 3 1944-1970
Henry Schafer Division 3 1971-1987
Bernard Erickson Division 3 1988-2021
Dennis Swinger, Jr. Division 3 2022-present
JB Finkbeiner Division 4 1939-1946
Paul Booker Division 4 1947-1954
Reed Atkinson Division 4 1955-1958
Ray Kasinger Division 4 1959
Harvey Bayley Division 4 1960-1975
Lloyd Ottem Division 4 1976-1995
Virginia Ottem Division 4 1996 (appointed in March)
Mark Booker Division 4 1997-2017
Duaine Anderson Division 4 2017-present
Don Damon Division 5 1939-1965
Arthur Johnson Division 5 1966-1973
James Webb Division 5 1974-1986
Rex Lyle Division 5 1987-2004
Orman Johnson Division 5 2005-2019
Kevin Lyle Division 5 2020-present
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