President — Fred Plane

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 — Vacant

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The Vice President position is currently vacant.

Secretary — Tom Mulvihill

DWA secretary

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

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The Treasurer position is currently vacant.

Board Member — John Veazey

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John Veazey became a board member in January 2020. He retired from civil service in 2007 after 43 years of working for defense contractors and the U.S. Navy. He earned degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and Washington University. He has participated in the development of automatic test equipment for avionics, control software for computer-controlled machine tools and software for aircraft weapon systems. He has worked as circuit design engineer, programmer, weapons integration engineer and systems engineer.

While employed in St. Louis and at China Lake, Mr. Veazey has supported youth activities and education. In St. Louis he participated in a citizens' review of the eleven elementary school buildings in the Ferguson Florissant School District. He has served 12 years in scouting as committee chair, cub master and assistant scoutmaster. He has served as an adjunct faculty professor at Cerro Coso Community College, teaching three classes in computer science.

After retiring from civil service, Mr. Veazey served for over ten years as a trustee on the property committee of his church. He attended and led monthly meetings, participated in the completion of countless maintenance tasks associated with heating, air conditioning, electrical, sound systems, computers, networks, security cameras, plumbing, roofing, grounds, and painting. When volunteers were not available to complete tasks, he located contractors and supported their activities.

John enjoys hiking, woodworking and auto repair as hobbies. He has been married to his wife Karen since 2002. He has three grown children and seven grandchildren.