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NID Board Takes Historic Action - Appoints New General Manager
Jennifer Hanson to Head the District Beginning June 1

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Jennifer Hanson

 April 28, 2021 - The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has unanimously appointed Jennifer Hanson as its new General Manager during today’s Board of Directors’ meeting.

“We had many qualified candidates to consider during this process and Ms. Hanson was our unanimous choice. Her qualifications, energy and experience really stood out as we made our final selection,” said Board President Chris Bierwagen. “We are very pleased and proud that she will be
joining the team and building upon the strong foundation and community commitment we have at NID.”

Hanson commented: “I’m excited to get started and become a part of the NID team on its 100-year anniversary. I look forward to all our future accomplishments working together.” As NID’s General Manager, Hanson will oversee more than 200 employees and an annual budget of about $80 million. She will lead a District that provides both drinking and irrigation water to more than 25,000 customers; is a leader in the production of clean, carbon-free hydropower, and one that offers exceptional recreational opportunities in the Sierras.

Hanson will be NID’s 15th General Manager and its first female in the District’s 100-year history. Hanson comes to NID from the City of Lincoln, located in South Placer County, where she served as its City Manager. During her tenure as City Manager, Jennifer was responsible for the daily operations of the full-service City and for implementing the City Council’s strategic priorities.

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