Tricia has added a few more hats to her impressive collection of head gear she wears for Gold Dust. That’s right – she’s not only now a Klamath Water Users Association board member, she’s also the treasurer on the public relations committee!
Gold Dust has been a supporter of the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) for several years. We understand the importance of the work the KWUA does on behalf of Klamath Basin agriculture and appreciate of the hours and commitment put in by the association. Now we are extremely proud to announce Tricia has been elected to the KWUA board. She is the alternate for at-large Position 10 held by Karl Scronce. As an alternate, she will vote on important issues posed to the KWUA when Mr. Scronce is not available. Along with being the Position 10 alternate and treasurer, Tricia has volunteered to serve on the public relations committee.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, a law degree from the University of Oregon’s School of Law and the experience of not only growing up a spud farmer’s daughter but now a partner in the Walker family’s farm, Tricia brings a lot of insight to the KWUA. Along with experience and education, as a part of the public relations committee she hopes to help the KWUA effectively communicate its goals and commitment to Klamath Basin agriculture.
According to the Klamath Water Users Association Web site, the KWUA represents the water and power rights of over 1,400 family farms and ranches on both sides of the Oregon-California border that receive water from the Klamath Irrigation Project. However, if you consider the number of people also hired by those farms, ranches and individuals, as well as the contribution of all of those folks to the Klamath Basin economy, the KWUA plays an important role in the lives of almost everyone who lives here. With that in mind, we’d like to give a very big, heart-felt very big thank you to the Klamath Water Users Association for all of the work it does on behalf of the Klamath Basin. And congratulations to Tricia for getting elected to the KWUA board!