Francis Hickel was elected to the Board in 2017. Francis represents the Colusa territory. In addition to his position on the Board, Francis is a first generation rice farmer, currently farming rice in Colusa County as well as providing services to other local farmers. Francis is born and raised in the Colusa area. He is also active on the Colusa Rotary committee, a current Board Member on the Colusa Basin Drainage District, Colusa Rice Company (Owner, Board Member & CFO) and Zumwalt Mutual Water District.