Ronald (Ron) R. Kicinski was elected to the Indian Wells Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2022. He is serving as Vice President in 2023. He currently serves on the Administration Executive and Water Management Committees and is the Alternate Representative for the IWVGA.
A native of Indiana, Ron acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana; and holds a Professional Engineering License in California. Ron moved to Ridgecrest with his wife, Sharon, in 1987 and worked in Trona as an engineer and maintenance department manager. In July 2022, they retired and closed all business enterprises which included the sale of their commercial office building.
During his time in the Indian Wells Valley, he has been active in numerous volunteer and charitable organizations, including serving two terms as President of the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Chair for IWV 2000 Community and Economic Development Corporation, President of the Senior Services of IWV, Member of the Ridgecrest Advisory Committee of National Health Services (Ridgecrest Community Health Center), Board Member of the Ridgecrest Charter School and six years as the President of the Board of Directors for the California 53rd District Agricultural Association Desert Empire Fair.