Richard D. Hall
Richard Hall, an Army medical corps veteran, has spent most of his life in the High Desert, starting in Trona to now living the past 30-years in the Victor Valley. He currently resides in Summit Valley. He is married and has four adult children and four grandchildren.
Richard first ran for the MWA Division 3 Board seat in 2000 out of a concern for the fact that water levels were declining at Hesperia Lake, and that according to him MWA was not buying enough water. He continues to serve because he doesn’t want things to go back as they were and since he describes himself as a fiscal conservative, to ensure that taxes aren’t increased.
Currently self-employed as a business manager/consultant for financial services, he describes his qualifications to serve on the MWA board the fact that he has an engineering background, having worked at General Dynamics and with the Department of the Navy. He has a science degree.
His other elected offices include serving on the boards of Hesperia Recreation & Park District, Summit Valley Property Owner’s Association, Association of San Bernardino County Special Districts, and California Special District Association Committees.
Richard says that the greatest future challenge facing the Agency is making sure that there’s sufficient water to serve constituents and stakeholders, and being prepared to fend off counterproductive laws imposed by the State. To address these challenges he says:
• the Agency must work closely with its constituents,
• use all available resources to continue to purchase water, and
• utilize our elected representatives in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
His vision for the Agency is to continue the course, making sure that water levels are as high as we can get them and under the current tax rate, and develop accurate information about our water basins to ensure that water quality remains good.
A devoted family man, his hobbies include photography (did yearbooks during his four years of High School), playing the trombone, and growing fruit and nut trees on his 22-acres as well as buying and planting Christmas trees.