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Special District

Coachella Valley Water DistrictCandidate for Director, Division 2

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Jim Schmid

Director of Operations
8,798 votes (34.57%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Development of a resilient supply of safe, affordable, high quality water, for the future of our valley.
  • Equity in the sharing of costs and benefits of water management in our valley.
  • Big picture planning to improve the resiliency, and reduce the cost of water in our valley, to equitably set the foundation for economic growth in the valley



Profession:HOA and Golf Course management
Director of Operations, The Lakes Country Club (2011–current)
Director, California Golf Course Superintendents Association — Elected position (2016–current)


Rutgers University Certificate, Golf Course Management (2004)
Binghamton University B.S. Economics (2001)


Jim learned about the value of water at an early age, growing up on a farm in upstate New York.  The values of Hard Work and service were learned as Jim worked his way through the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America to Eagle Scout.  After high school Jim earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics.  A few years later he completed a Golf Management program at Rutgers University, where he graduated first in his class in the Golf Management Program.


Jim has worked in Golf Course and HOA management in the valley for over 10 years.  Currently the Director of Operations at The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert he oversees the maintenance of the Golf Courses as well as the common areas, including all landscape areas. Jim is an Irrigation Association Certified Golf Course Irrigation Auditor.  Jim serves on the Coachella Valley Golf and Water Task Force, sits on the Board of Directors of the Hi-Lo Desert Golf Course Superintendents Association, as well as the California Golf Course Superintendents Association.  He is a member of the Community Associations Institute, the Palm Desert Rotary Club, and volunteers with the Southern California Golf Association.

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  • Desert Valleys Builders Association

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