Board of Directors and governance

The Ditch is governed by a five-person Board of Directors which is elected by shareholders at the annual meeting. The Main Ditch is administered by the Board, while laterals are administered by lateral chairs. The lateral chairs are chosen by the President, as per the company’s bylaws (see list of the twelve lateral chairs, under the heading Laterals and Lateral Chairs).

Jim Snow, President,
Catherine Long Gates, Treasurer and Secretary,
Cody Oreck, Director,
Mike Merritt, Vice President,
Martha Avery, Director,


Vice President Mike Merritt