© 2018 Kern County Cemetery District #1

           P.O. Box 354, Shafter, CA  93263

           T - 661.746.3921; F - 661.746.0310

District Trustees
Serving to meet the needs of our public

Barry Braun


    Barry Braun was born and raised in Reedley, CA. He spent two years in the Democratic Republic of Congo before marrying his wife Melissa. He started farming with his wife's father shortly after that. They have three children and raised his family on the farm in a family partnership with his father-in-law.

    Barry was a member of the Wasco Union High School Board of Trustees for over 19 years as well as various positions in their church. His favorite times are family vacations and include photography and flying his drone.

    Barry Braun's appointment was made on September 13, 2016 until July 1, 2019.

Belton Banks


    Belton Banks was raised in Shafter. CA. He had a 32 year career in Elementary and Secondary Education as a teacher, where he taught math and history, and as an administrator. Belton has spent years as a coach in the sports of football, basketball, golf and diving. As a long time resident of Shafter he and has enjoyed many years of public service and he and his wife Brenda have retired in the Shafter community.

    Belton's appointment was made on August 30, 2016 until August 1, 2020.

Jerry Ezell

Board Sectretary

    Jerry Ezell is a long-time residence of Shafter. He was a Area Manager for PG&E for 26 years and was the General Manager for Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District for 16 years.  Jerry graduated from Bakersfield Junior College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with an Agricultural Degree. He currently sits on the Shafter Community Chest , and has been on the Shafter Planning Commission, Minterfield Airport Board, Shafter High School Leadership Board, Wasco Community Scholarship Board, Wasco Chamber of Commerce and Wasco Rotary.

    Jerry's appointment was made on January 31, 2017 until July 21, 2018

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