PALMDALE – At the start of their Monday night meeting, three Palmdale Water District (PWD) Board incumbents were sworn in to start their new terms.
Directors Vincent Dino, Don Wilson, and Scott Kellerman were individually given the oath of office by attorney Ross Trindle of Aleshire & Wynder, PWD’s legal counsel. Directors Dino and Kellerman were unopposed at the November elections, while Wilson won his seat against challenger Yvette Silva with 60% of the votes.
“I truly appreciate all the constituents who voted for me,” Wilson said. “I am grateful I can represent them for another four years. I love being here.”
With his election win, Wilson begins serving a second term representing Division 2. He is a retired retail sales rep for Foster Farms and a former restaurant and hotel manager. He served on the Palmdale School District Personnel Committee for two years.
Since Directors Dino and Kellerman were not challenged, they automatically resume their seats representing Division 5 and Division 1, respectively. Dino, who has lived in Palmdale for 30 years, is a retired journeyman electrician. He served on the Palmdale Planning Commission for eight years and was first elected to the PWD Board in 2013. His new term will expire in December 2026.
“It is a true honor to be serving my third term,” Dino said. “I am very happy to retain my seat and continue contributing to the success of PWD.”
Kellerman, the newest member of the board, was appointed this past April to fill a vacant seat for half of a full term. His new two-year term will end in December 2024.
“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to serve again,” Kellerman said. “I’m looking forward to representing my district and working with my fellow Board members.”
Kellerman is part owner of Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson and has been on the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters for more than 15 years.
[Information via news release from the Palmdale Water District.]