The South Coast Air Quality Management District is extremely saddened to announce the loss of SCAQMD Board Member John J. Benoit. Supervisor Benoit passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. The entire SCAQMD family extends their condolences to his loved ones. Supervisor Benoit joined the SCAQMD Governing Board in September, 2010 as the Riverside County representative on the Board. In 2013, he led an unprecedented effort to bring millions in funding to the Coachella Valley for air pollution projects that directly benefitted residents, local communities and businesses in the area. His hard work and dedication to his constituents and the residents of the SCAQMD region will be sorely missed.