A Newport-Mesa native, Fred R. Bockmiller, P.E. represents Division 1 -- encompassing the West Side of Costa Mesa and portions of Newport Beach -- on the Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) Board of Directors.  Having been Mesa Water’s Board President for five prior terms -- in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2011, and 2012 -- Director Bockmiller currently serves as Board Vice President for 2017-2018. He is also Chairman of the District’s Engineering and Operations Committee and Vice Chairman of the District’s Finance Committee.  He also serves as an alternate on Mesa Water’s Legislative & Public Affairs Committee.

In addition to serving on Mesa Water’s Board, Director Bockmiller represents Mesa Water® on the Board of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA).  He also serves on the ACWA-JPIA Risk Management Committee, and the ACWA Energy Committee.

Vice President Bockmiller has previously chaired Mesa Water’s Executive, Finance, Human Resources, IT Ad Hoc, and Public Information Committees.  He has also served on the District’s Audit Committee.  Additionally, he has represented Mesa Water® at the City District Liaison Committee, Orange County Council of Governments, Orange County Water District, and the Costa Mesa Westside Revitalization Oversight Committee.

Throughout his service as a member of Mesa Water’s Board, Vice President Bockmiller has championed water quality and cost-efficient service reliability through a perpetual agency philosophy of long-term planning for the future of the District and continuous infrastructure maintenance, renewal, and improvement.

A Professional Engineer, Vice President Bockmiller is the Engineering Manager in the Facilities Management Department at UC Irvine (UCI), a leader in energy conservation and construction efforts for more than 20 years, including the campus’ completion of more than $2.5 billion in major capital construction projects, which tripled the developed building space and reduced energy consumption in laboratories by 50 percent.

Developing the next generation is an area of interest for Vice President Bockmiller.  He has been a regular guest lecturer in UCI’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a mentor in the Da Vinci Academy Program at Newport Harbor High School, and a Board member of the Youth Employment Service—a local charity that provides youth with the tools to find jobs.