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Council members come from all walks of life, including:

  • Local irrigation districts

  • Local flood control district

  • Independent water districts

  • Hospitals and physicians

  • Emergency medical service workers

  • Park Rangers

  • Federal and state agencies

  • City and county agencies

  • Interested citizens

  • The school system

  • Fire departments

For more information on how you can become a member,  e-mail

Mark Simonian, MD FAAP (Founding Member of Water Safety Council)

Clovis, CA 93619


Valley Children’s Hospital

Mary Jo Quintero, RN, CCRN - Vice President

Emergency Department

Prehospital Liaison Nurse


Water Safety Program


Kings River Conservation District

Cristel Tufenkjian - Treasurer and Director of External Affairs
and Rebecca Quist - Public Affairs Associate

Kings River Conservation District

4886 E. Jensen Avenue

Fresno, CA 93725

Phone: 559.237.5567 ext. 118



Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

Brandy Swisher-Secretary

Staff Analyst

5469 E. Olive Avenue

Fresno, CA 93727

Phone: 559.456.3292



U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Douglas T. Lazo - Immediate Past Chair

Flotilla Commander, Flotilla 05, Div. 10, Dist. 11
7371 N. Adoline Ave.
Fresno CA 93711
Phone: 559.341.6883

2018 Summary of Activity:
Taught Boating/Water Safety Classes K-12 grades:    1200+students
Participated with Fresno Unified School District/Pelco Corporation (13th Anniversary)
                  Fresno County Fair Grounds:  2000 Students/Parents/Teachers, etc.
Participated with Kohl's/Children's Hospital "Water Safety Day"  1500+ students/parents/teachers
Participated with Lemoore Naval Air Station - "Water Safety Day"  400 pilots/gen. public
Partnered through WSC "Swimming Lesson for underprivileged Program"  500+ students
VA - Fresno Health Care System:
      ***Deputy Rep.-FRA Fleet Reserve Association - Serving US Coast Guard, Marines and Navy personnel
      ***On call chaplain - "No Veterans Dies Alone"
      ***Instructor "Tai Chi for Wellness" - CLC Unit
Participated as member representing the US Coast Guard/Auxiliary at the Clovis Veterans Round table organization 
    meeting, 1st Wed. of Month.  (40 CEO'S representing Fresno/Clovis veterans association.
Vessel Safety Checks - Lake Millerton  (300+ inspections)
Participated in the 99th Anniversary Fresno Veterans Day Parade "Largest Veterans Day Parade W/O Mississippi"
      ***10,000 gen. public reviewed with hundreds of military uinits, etc.
Serving Fresno/Clovis High School graduates going into the US Coast Guard Academy/Regular Coast Guard.
Promote new "California Boating Laws".  Distributing CA Boating course/text books.  Advising the general 
      public that 2015 anyone buying, leasing, or renting a boat will have to show proof of taking a boating course + boating
      card.                                          (3500+ boating course book distributed)

City of Fresno

Ricardo Rodriguez

Community Recreation Supervisor I

Ted C. Wills Community Center

770 N. San Pablo

Fresno, CA 93728-3640