President — Fred Plane
Fred has served DWA as Board Secretary and then as Board President while on Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK). When the DWA Articles of Incorporation were modified to remove CAPK board members in October 2011, Fred resumed his board presidency as a DWA board member. Fred's leadership and hard work has played a pivotal role in Desert Willow Apartments becoming the success it is today. Fred can be contacted via e-mail at DWA President.
Vice President — Bettye Moody
Bettye became the DWA Vice President in early 2011. Bettye is an accomplished manager for a government laboratory and held in high esteem with her peers. Bettye serves on the Board of Directors for the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She assists the president in his leadership role. Bettye can be contacted via e-mail at DWA Vice President.
Secretary — Tom Mulvihill
Tom has been a board director since July, 2015 and corporate secretary since September, 2015. The corporate secretary is responsible for keeping and maintaining the minutes of all meetings and actions of the directors, giving notice of all meetings of the Board, and keeping safe the records of the corporation. Tom is retired from public service as the General Manager of Indian Wells Valley Water District. DWA Secretary.
Treasurer — vacant
The Treasurer position is currently vacant.
Board Member — Carrie Bond
Carrie Bond was born and raised in Ridgecrest CA and graduated from Burroughs high school. She got an AA degree from Cerro Coso, a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Chapman University, and went on to obtain a Master's in psychology from Saybrook University. She has worked in the community for sixteen years as a social worker and supervisor of a non-profit agency. Carrie volunteers as the social worker for her church's food pantry and is a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for a child in foster care.
Board Member — Steve Boster
Steve Boster is an attorney practicing law in Ridgecrest. A native of Indiana, he has lived and worked in the Indian Wells Valley since 1982.
He came to the area as the editor of the News-Review newspaper and then as managing editor of The Daily Independent newspaper. In 1984, he joined the Public Affairs Office at the then Naval Weapons Center on the staff of the Rocketeer. In 1995, he became the Public Affairs Officer for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, holding that post until July of 2001 when he became a senior technical writer for the then Technical Information Division. He retired from China Lake in June of 2006 and opened his law practice.
Prior to arriving in the Indian Wells Valley, Mr. Boster worked as a newspaper editor in Ohio, and Montana along with California papers in Bishop, Sonora and Oakdale. He spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force after high school, again working in the Public Affairs Office.
He earned a BA in Political Science from Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock, CA, a MS in Administration from Cal State Bakersfield and a JD from Concord Law School in Los Angeles.
He combines the hobbies of traveling and collecting good wine to travel around the globe on wine country vacations. He is also a member and past president of the Rotary Club of China Lake. He is a past president of the Board Trustees for the Maturango Museum and past chairman of the board for the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a board member for several area non-profit organizations.