Leonard was born in Los Martinez(Navajo Dam). He attended a one room school house, Blanco Elementary, and Bloomfield High School. After High School, Leonard started working for Morrison-Kaiser, building Navajo Dam. In 1963 he went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation and worked his way up to Reservoir Superintendent; in charge of Operations and Maintenance. Leonard retired in 1994 with 31 years of service.
Leonard has served on the Bloomfield Board of Education (18 years), the San Juan College Board (when we became a community college and separated from New Mexico State), New Mexico School Board Association (serving as president for 24 years). He also served on the Farm Bureau as president for 2 years.
Leonard is married to Rose and has 3 sons; Tony, Mark, and Darrell. He enjoys farming and ranching on his farm east of Bloomfield.
Leonard would like to see the district establish an inspection and maintenance program. Inspect the ditch and prioritize projects of importance to insure water flow, while making sure funding is available to secure the future of the Bloomfield Irrigation Ditch
Dale was born in Durango and raised on a family farm in Blanco, NM. He graduated from Bloomfield High School and attended a tech school in Denver. After graduation he enlisted in the USN "Seebees", where he did a tour in Viet Nam. After his service obligation he returned to San Juan County and began a working career in Mining of 32 Years. He held positions in Equipment Maintenance as a Mechanic, Supervisor, Superintendent, and finally a Manager. Currently, Dale is working for Caterpillar as a Product Support Manager of Mining Equipment.
Dale married Dana and has 2 sons; Dustin and Derek. He has been farming property in Blanco and Bloomfield, where he plans to be a hobby farmer for the rest of his life.
As a Board Member, Dale passionately cares about assuring future water rights. Also, assuring that the transportation of water remains intact for future generations, as his ancestors have done for him.
Larry has lived in San Juan County since 1959, and been in the Bloomfield area around 37 years.
Larry has worked in the oil and gas industry and has managed two different companies. He helped build the hydroelectric power plant at El Vado Dam.
On top of being a Board Member, Larry is currently employed by Aztec Machine and Repair. Larry is not only contributing to BID by being a Member but he has been involved with several projects with the Mad Water Association which he formed back in the 80s. Whether it’s laying pipe or having meetings with our State Representative, Larry is here to help.
As a Board Member Larry’s biggest goal is to make sure everyone gets their entitled water, and that water is being used in a constructive manner.