Modesto Irrigation District Promotes Jimi Netniss to Serve as General Manager by Modesto Irrigation District May 24, 2023 Member Submitted News Modesto Irrigation District (MID) has appointed Jimi Netniss as the District’s next General Manager. Netniss succeeds Ed Franciosa who has served as General Manager since March 2022 and is retiring following a 26-year tenure with MID. Netniss joined MID in 2001 as a Programmer in the Information Technology Department. He was promoted to Budget and Rates Administrator in the Finance Division in 2006, advanced to serve as Risk and Pricing Administrator and was later promoted to Assistant General Manager of Finance in March 2022. “Jimi’s knowledge of MID’s operations and strong commitment to truly understanding our customers’ needs will help us successfully continue to provide the highest level of service to our community,” said MID Board President Larry Byrd. “His demonstrated leadership and strategic vision will be an asset as the District navigates any challenges and capitalizes on opportunities ahead.” Netniss’ General Manager appointment is effective on May 26, 2023. His salary and other applicable working condition considerations will be determined at the Tuesday, June 13 MID Board meeting. “I’m humbled and honored by the confidence the Board has in me. I look forward to continuing MID’s legacy and I’m excited to lead our talented and great employees,” said Netniss. Netniss received a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Stanislaus. About the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) The Modesto Irrigation District, established in 1887, is a vertically integrated public utility located in California’s Central Valley. MID provides irrigation water to more than 2,300 agricultural accounts irrigating close to 60,000 acres and electricity to more than 131,000 residential, commercial and agricultural accounts in Modesto, Empire, Salida, Waterford and Mountain House as well as parts of Escalon, Oakdale, Ripon and Riverbank. MID also treats, delivers and wholesales up to approximately 67,000 acre-feet of drinking water per year to the City of Modesto. For more information about MID visit www.mid.org or follow MID on Facebook (@modestoirrigationdistrict) and Twitter (@mod_irrigation).