FALLBROOK – In the November 2016 general election, voters selected two new board members for Rainbow Municipal Water District.
Hayden Hamilton was elected to serve the constituents of the district’s Division 2, which is in the western portion of the district. Michael Mack was elected to serve the constituents of the district’s Division 5, which serves the northern portion of the district in the Rainbow area.
Hamilton has resided in north San Diego County since 1984 with the last 16 years in the Bonsall area, where he and his wife, Elaine, operate an equine rehabilitation facility. Hamilton holds both bachelor and masters degrees in engineering and is semi-retired from more than 30 years in the computer software industry.
Hamilton is active in the American Aviation Historical Society, serving as the chief marketing officer. The Rainbow MWD Board is his first elective position and his motivation stems primarily from a concern over the area’s reliance on increasingly unreliable imported water supplies.
Mack is a long time resident of the Rainbow area and is recently retired from a more than 30-year career with the City of San Marcos. Mack brings a great deal of experience in municipal operations and has extensive experience in working with municipal water districts from his tenure at Vallecitos Water District.
“I look forward to working with Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Mack as we encounter the various challenges we face at the district” said RMWD General Manager Tom Kennedy.
“They both bring varied experiences that will help the district achieve the objectives outlined in our Strategic Plan.”
Hamilton replaces Richard Bigley in Division 2. Bigley was appointed to the seat upon the resignation of long time Division 2 board member Jack Griffiths.
“We all thank Mr. Bigley for volunteering his efforts to serve the residents of Division 2,” said Kennedy.
Mack replaces outgoing board president Dennis Sanford in Division 5. Sanford lead the board during a challenging period that included the successful defense of the district before the Local Agency Formation Committee.
“Dennis provided a steady hand of leadership when we needed it most, and his tireless work in the local community as well as efforts elsewhere in the county and state were critical to our success,” said Kennedy.