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Irvine Ranch Water District Board Member Added to Wall of Recognition

Irvine Ranch Water District Board Member John Withers will have his name added to the City of Irvine’s Wall of Recognition located in Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park behind City Hall.

“I’m honored to be recognized and I believe this speaks to the cooperative spirit that exists between the City of Irvine and the District,” Withers said.

The Wall of Recognition contains hundreds of names of community leaders who have helped to shape the city’s beginnings and those who continue to build upon the foundation for the future.

Criteria for nominees to the Wall of Recognition include people who have demonstrated creativity and initiative in providing service to the community, made unique contributions marked by excellence and worthy of honor and showed exceptional determination, character, commitment and leadership.

Withers’ nomination cites his leadership in developing and preserving the San Joaquin Marsh, annexing the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into the City of Irvine, and his ability to work with political leaders from both sides of the aisle. He and the 25 other nominees will be presented with certificates at the May 13 city council meeting.

Withers is a 29-year resident of Irvine and has been a vital member of the IRWD Board of Directors for 24 years. He served as Board Vice President in 2012 and President in 2004. He is currently a member of the Engineering and Operations Committee and Asset Management Committee, as well as various ad hoc committees.

More information about the Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors may be found on our website.

Contact: Shannon Reed, Public Affairs Manager
reeds@irwd.com, (949) 453-5500

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