Mesa Water District Re-elects Fred R. Bockmiller, Jr., P.E. as President of the Board

James R. Fisler is Elected First Vice President of Mesa Water’s Board of Directors

Costa Mesa, Calif. ; December 21, 2011 – At its December 13, 2011 regular Board meeting, Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) named Fred R. Bockmiller, Jr., P.E. as the District’s President for a second consecutive term and James R. Fisler as the District’s First Vice President.

“I’m honored to be serving Mesa Water’s customers and employees as President of the Board,” said President Bockmiller.  “I take this responsibility seriously and I remain committed to Mesa Water’s goal of perpetually providing a safe and reliable supply of high-quality water to our customers.”

A native of the Newport-Mesa area and Costa Mesa resident since 1988, President Bockmiller has many years of experience in the water industry.  First elected to the Mesa Water Board of Directors in 1996, he represents Division I consisting of the West Side of Costa Mesa.  His prior terms as Board President were in 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2010.

First Vice President James R. Fisler was appointed to Mesa Water’s Board of Directors in August 2009 and he was elected in 2010.  He is Mesa Water’s Division 2 representative which consists of the Mesa Verde area.  In addition, since March 2010, he has served as President of the Mesa Water District Improvement Corporation (MCWDIC)—a California non-profit public benefit corporation formed to assist the District in the financing of certain improvements to its water system.

In the area of communications, Mesa Water won an Exceptional Public Outreach award from the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).  Mesa Water was recognized for improving its District-constituent communications and increasing the District’s visibility with the public and other key stakeholders in FY11.


About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.