Licensed operator since 2010. Branden started the water industry in April of 2010 working for a very small system, Camp Sweyolakan the position was a seasonal position as the only operator. Branden started in 2014 with Hayden Lake Irrigation District (District) as a field technician within a short 2 years worked his way up to a field supervisor. In January of 2017 was offered an interim Administrator position by the Board for 3 months. Branden ran with the new position and never looked back. Before 2017 was over he finished up the installation of a new production well for the Districts 5th. Received a cost sharing grant for a new master plan, started plans and awarded bid for 4200 feet of 16” mainline to be installed to another well site District had purchased in 2010, upgraded SCADA system with new radios and new tech but, lastly for the 2017 year he was able to receive a preliminary approval for a new 2 million storage tank in the works for over 19 years. All while managing the day-to-day operations of the District. Currently is the 2nd board seat for the Inland Empire Subsection of the American Water Works Association (IESS AWWA), a Board member of the Idaho/Washington Aquifer Collaborative (IWAC) and a board member for Kootenai County Utility Council.
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