About

A seven member Board of Directors governs the District. The Fresno City Council appoints four members. To apply as a City of Fresno appointee, please access the City of Fresno web page. The Fresno County Board of Supervisors appoints two members. To apply as a County of Fresno appointee, please access the County of Fresno web page. The Clovis City Council appoints one member. To apply as a City of Clovis appointee, please contact the City of Clovis. Each director serves a four-year term and may be reappointed for consecutive terms. Board meetings normally occur on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Board must approve the District budget, fees and assessments, direct matters of policy and enact ordinances, and perform other responsibilities authorized and required by the District Act.

The District’s citizen Board of Directors believes strongly in drawing maximum public value from every tax dollar provided for District services spent on flood control. It achieves this by forging cooperative relationships with other local agencies and creating an expectation of effective, quality service.

View current and past Board meeting agendas.

View Agency Report FPPC Form 806

KACEY AUSTON

KACEY AUSTON, CHAIR

Appointed by the City of Fresno: November 2017
Current term expires August 3, 2022

Ms. Auston is principal at Auston Consulting.  She brings to the Board many years of media, government, and public outreach experience.

LAWRENCE GARCIA, VICE-CHAIR

Appointed by the City of Fresno: April 23, 2020
Current term expires August 3, 2024

Mr. Garcia was born in San Diego and grew up in Fresno, in a law enforcement/health care/entrepreneurial family.  He is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran, a former fire fighter for North Central Fire District in Fresno, worked as an EMT/paramedic for American Ambulance, and as an Emergency Room technician at Valley Children’s Hospital.  He is the owner/founder of AmeriGuard Security Services of Fresno, which employs more than 600 people.

Frank Fowler

FRANK FOWLER

Appointed by the County of Fresno: December 2010
Current term expires August 3, 2022

Mr. Fowler retired from the Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning in August of 2010 after 33 years with the Department in various engineering positions, the last 6.5 years as the Deputy Director of Public Works. 

James Burleson

JAMES E. “BUZZ” BURLESON, JR.

Appointed by the County of Fresno: January 2011
Current term expires August 3, 2024

Mr. Burleson is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer with a BS degree from the University of Houston and a MBA from Fresno State including international studies at the University of EFCE Paris, France.

Raquel Busani

RAQUEL BUSANI

Appointed by the City of Fresno: 2021
Current term expires August, 2024

Ms. Busani was born in Los Angeles, CA, and relocated to Fresno in 2006. She is an Associate Attorney at ERISA Law Center, a local law firm representing plaintiffs in ERISA and bad faith claims arising from the denial or termination of benefits under their employer-sponsored plans.

Sarge Green

SARGE GREEN

Appointed by the City of Clovis: 2022
Current term expires August, 2026

Sarge Green is a part-time water management specialist with the California Water Institute and Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State. His previous efforts at the Institute and Center have included water policy facilitation, integrated regional water management studies, special water resource management reports and Director of the Center for Irrigation Technology until retiring from full-time employment in December 2020. Before joining Fresno State’s water programs Green was General Manager of Tranquillity Irrigation District in Fresno County and before that a senior scientist with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Prior appointments include serving as a member of the California Water Quality Monitoring Council and as Chair of the Water Quality Committee for the Association of California Water Agencies. He’s currently a member of the Public Policy Institute of California, Water Policy Center research network and a Board of Director for the Tule Basin Land and Water Conservation Trust.

– VACANT (City of Fresno)