He speaks quietly and seems to always choose his words with care and caution. So when he speaks, he is respected and listened to. I know him to be a true and honest gentleman. He does have some challenging health issues, and has endured them with dignity and grace. Never once have I heard an excuse, or observed him being anything except professional. He has served our community for almost 20 years, never seeking fanfare.
I am speaking of Paul Warda, who serves on the Modesto Irrigation District Board of Directors.
The impact Warda has had in recent months will live on well past his or my lifetime. I see his performance as nothing short of heroic and courageous. He has been able to see through what were routine practices and understand that change was necessary. I am truly grateful.
I write this letter because Paul Warda deserves to be recognized for his years of service, and the new direction for the Modesto Irrigation District that he played a huge part in. I ran against Warda for his board seat in 2009. I have no regrets. I lost that election to a great board member.