Peter Nelson  
Peter Nelson


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Peter Nelson has been a member of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors since 2000. Six of those years were as President, and 4 as Vice President of the Board. He served on the Salton Sea Authority from 2000 to 2014.

Peter currently is on the California Farm Water Coalition Board. He also served on the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee, a federal marketing order, from 2008-2012, and for 6 years with the Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District. In addition, Peter served on the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Farm Advisory Group.

Peter is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Agricultural Business. Peter participates in groups ranging from the Association of California Water Agencies to the Colorado River Water Users Association. He has represented the District to a wide variety of state, federal, locally-elected and water industry officials.

Peter is a grower of citrus, grapes and dates in the Coachella Valley, and has been involved in growing activities in the Palo Verde and Imperial valleys and Borrego Springs. Originally from the Bakersfield-Fresno area, he is now a 26-year resident of the Coachella Valley. Peter and his wife Darlene live in La Quinta, have 3 sons and 2 grandchildren. 

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