New members to the North Kings GSA Board of Directors were sworn in and served at their first meeting on April 22, 2021.
Mayor Jerry Dyer was sworn in to represent member agency City of Fresno. Director Dyer is the 26th mayor of Fresno and assumed office in January 2021. He served the Fresno Police Department for 40 years, including appointment to police chief in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from CSU, Fresno, and master’s degree in Management from Cal Poly Pomona. The seat was previously filled by former Mayor Lee Brand, one of the signatories on the submittal of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Director Michael Carbajal, Director of Public Utilities, is the alternate for the City of Fresno seat.
Clovis City Councilman Bob Whalen was sworn in to represent member agency City of Clovis. Director Whalen was first elected to serve on the City Council in 2003 and holds a Juris Doctorate from Regent University and bachelor’s degree in Finance from CSU, Fresno. He is involved in the community serving several Boards including the San Joaquin College of Law, Clovis Salvation Army, and Fresno County Council of Governments, among others. The seat was previously filled by Jose Flores, now the mayor of Clovis. Drew Bessinger, current Clovis Chief of Police, was sworn in as Director Whalen’s alternate.