Board of Directors

Board Meetings

The Dudley Ridge Water District’s Board of Directors meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.

Joint Westside Water Authority Board Meetings:

A Regular Board Meeting of Westside Water Authority and its member districts will be held on February 21, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Instructions on how to attend the meeting are included in the agenda.

Dudley Ridge Water District Board Meetings:

The Dudley Ridge Water District Regular Board Meeting on February 22, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. will be held in person at the Dudley Ridge Water District office located at 5555 California Ave., Suite 209, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Additional Board meeting information is included in the agenda.

Board Agendas

Board of Directors

Dudley Ridge Water District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, who must be landowners in the district or a designated representative of a landowner.


  • President – Kimberly Brown, Wonderful Orchards
  • Vice President – Matt Payne, Westside Agriculture
  • Secretary – John Vidovich, Sandridge Partners
  • Director – G. Patrick O'Dowd, representing Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Director – Bernard Puget, Wonderful Orchards


  • General Manager – Mark A. Gilkey
  • Treasurer – Rick Besecker, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
  • Attorney – Joe Hughes, Klein, DeNatale, Goldner

For Dudley Ridge Water District Board of Directors’ meeting agendas and minutes prior to the 2019 calendar year, please contact the District office at (661) 633-9022 or email

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