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MID honors Cosyns, appoints Div. 2 director

For The Madera Tribune

Lynne Cosyns, with her son William, hold a plaque with a resolution to honor her late husband, Rick, from the Madera Irrigation District. Cosyns was a member of the Madera MID Board of Directors for many years before he passed away earlier this year.


The Madera Irrigation District Board of Directors honored the memory of Director Rick Cosyns at its meeting on Oct. 19.

The MID Board of Directors passed a resolution in memory of Director Cosyns and presented it to his wife, Lynne Cosyns, and son, William Cosyns.

The resolution read, “Director Cosyns was a member of the Madera Irrigation District Board of Directors from his election to office in 2007 until his untimely passing in 2021, MID was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Rick Cosyns, an exemplary public servant and person. It is recognized that during his tenure in office Rick was a loyal and devoted Director, giving of his time and energy to benefit the Madera Irrigation District growers, employees, and citizens of Madera. Rick’s outgoing personality, kindness, and spirit of true dedication to public service made him a beloved and respected figure throughout Madera.”

“Rick will be greatly missed by this Board and this community” Jim Erickson, MID Board President said. “Rick truly cared about Madera and the people who lived here and it was shown daily in his life by his commitment to the public and the organizations he represented.”

Also at the October Board Meeting, the MID Board of Directors appointed Tim DaSilva to fill the Division 2 vacancy.

“Tim’s involvement and knowledge of California water made him a great fit for this appointment. Tim has spent much of his own, personal time over many years attending meetings and becoming educated on the water issues that surround us,” said Dave Loquaci, MID Director.

For more information on the District, please visit or the office at Madera Irrigation District, 12152 Road 28 1/4, Madera, CA.


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