Board & Organization

Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District is run by a seven-member Board of Directors.  Each member is elected to the Board by district rate payers.  The terms are 3 years and there is no term limit.

Regular board meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month and a special work session is held the Monday before the regular meeting.  The special work session meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and the regular board meetings are held at 6:00 p.m.  The meetings are located in the Central Orchards Sewer District Board Room, 1522 Powers Avenue.

An agenda is posted in two places a few days before the meeting:  1) in the district office; and (2) the Sunday Lewiston Morning Tribune newspaper.  The meetings are open to the public.  If you wish to speak or would like an item added to the agenda, please notify the office at least one week prior to the meeting.  No action can be taken on items not listed on the posted agenda.


District Manager

Barney Metz, District Manager

Barney Metz is the District Manager of Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District.  He and his family are residents of the Lewiston Orchards.

The District Manager carries out the duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors.    He executes the policies and decisions of the Board and reviews and recommends to the Board changes in rules and regulations.  He gives overall direction to employees and oversees the work necessary to provide water to our patrons.  He represents the Board and our organization with all levels of the government, community and general public.

Message from the District Manager...


Financial Manager

Jo Ann Cole-Hansen, C.P.A. – Inactive

Jo Ann is the Financial Manager of the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District.  She and her family are residents of the Lewiston Orchards.

The Financial Manager provides financial management and operational support to the District Manager and the Board of Directors.  Services provided include accounting, budgeting, long-range financial planning, cash management, purchasing, payroll, audit coordination and collection.  The Financial Manager also provides management support through analysis and reporting on the District’s fiscal transactions and monitors the District’s compliance to policies, regulations, procedures and state statutes.

The District’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.  Under Idaho State Code, the District has an independent audit conducted at the close of each fiscal year.


Engineering, Legal & Audit

Each year, the LOID Board of Directors appoints a general engineer, a legal representative and an auditing firm.

Our patrons are reassured that our appointed representation bring the expertise of their fields to the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District.



Board members are elected to a 3 year term.  LOID is run by a seven-member Board of Directors.  Each board member is a representative of their division within the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District. (Map of the District)  The Board designates a manager and a financial manager to execute its policies and orders.

Name                   Division     Term Expires           Location

Chris Dickamore       #1         December 2024     E. of Lindsey Creek Rd. and N. of Powers Ave.

Frank Maresca          #2         December 2024     The area of L.O.I.D. South of Powers Avenue

Jerry Northrup          #3         December 2024     W. of Lindsey Creek Rd. & E. of 16th St. & N. of                                                                                       Powers Ave.

Vern Williams           #4         December 2025     E. of 12th St., W. of 16th St. and N. of Powers Ave.

Bob Clark                   #5        December 2026     E. of 9th St. and W. of 12th St. and N of Powers Ave.

Bob Hasenoehrl        #6         December 2026     E. of 6th St. and W. of 9th St. and N. of Powers Ave.

Toby Baldwin             #7        December 2025     The area of L.O.I.D. W. of the centerline of 6th St.

Election Information:
September- Election petitions will be available if a patron is interested in running for a position on the board.  The patron must own property and reside within the division he or she is interested in representing.  Election petitions must be signed by 12 qualified signatures (each signature must be someone living within the LOID boundaries, a US citizen, and at least 18 years old.)

Second Tuesday in November is the election day.  LOID attempts to hold elections at the Nez Perce Fair Building.  We are usually toward the back on the building.  Voters must be a citizen of the United States, be of eighteen years of age, and reside within the District.

Note: Patrons with domestic surplus water agreements such as Lutes Addition are not eligible to vote.