Gary Fernandes was seated on the Lower Tule River Irrigation board in 1998 representing Division 4.
Mr. Fernandes resides in the area where he owns and runs a dairy and he also farms permanent and row corps. He has been President of the Board since 2013.
He has served as a member of the Finance Committee since 1998.
He serves as director of the JPIA since 2013. He is a Director on the Deer Creek & Tule River Authority since 2006.
He is a descendent of immigrants form the island of Terceira in the Azores. Gary Fernandes and his wife have been active members of the local Portuguese-American community throughout Tulare County.