Elston Grubaugh


Elston Grubaugh joined the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District in July 2008 and assumed the duties of General Manager on January 1, 2009. A native of New Mexico, Elston has worked in the water and power areas for over 28 years, holding positions in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Arizona. Elston holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University. 


Other Professional Activities Include:


  • Chair; Gila Gravity Main Canal Administrative Board
  • Vice President; Irrigation & Electrical Districts Association of Arizona
  • Member; Yuma County Flood Control Advisory Board
  • Member, USIBWC Colorado River Citizen’s Forum Board
  • Member, Tri-Valley Ambulance Board of Directors