Board of Directors

universal_9084The District is governed by a five-member elected board of directors. Board members must be residents of or own property within the District. Board members serve staggered four year terms, with elections held in even years.

The Board is responsible for formulating policy, reviewing and approving the budget, setting rates, and long-range planning to ensure safe, continuous service to the District’s residents and businesses. The Board holds public meetings at least once a month at the District’s office at 900 S. Wadsworth.

Tracy Gilchrist, P.E., P.M.P.

— President
  • Board member since: 2008
  • Term expires: 2020

Tracy Gilchrist is a registered Professional Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  He has over 23 years of experience in design and construction of water storage and delivery systems and, wastewater collection and treatment systems.  Tracy’s current professional responsibilities include project management for design and construction of historic architectural rehabilitation projects and civil engineering projects for water and wastewater treatment plants and water distribution systems. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University and an MS in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University.  He  has lived in the district for nine years.

Monica Norval P.E., P.M.P.

— Assistant Secretary
  • Board member since: 2015
  • Term expires: 2018

Monica Norval has a BS in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. She is certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. She has over 30 years’ experience including design and construction of water storage and delivery systems as well as hydrology and instrumentation. She is currently a project manager for design and construction of historic architectural rehabilitation and civil engineering projects, including water and wastewater treatment plants. She has lived in the district for nine years.

Tom Bellinger, P.H., PhD

— Treasurer
  • Board member since: 2014
  • Term expires: 2018

Thomas R. Bellinger serves as Treasurer of the Board and as the District representative to the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. Tom is a retired Certified Professional Hydrologist, with over 35 years in the water resources field. He currently is an Affiliate Professor of Environmental Science in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at MSU Denver. Tom holds doctoral, masters, and bachelor’s degrees in the water and environmental science field.   He has been a district resident since 1987.

Delbert M. Smith P.E.

  • Board member since: 2016
  • Term expires: 2020

Delbert “Del” Smith is a registered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in planning, design and construction of water resource projects. His experience includes evaluating environmental, aquatic, and wildlife impacts of existing and proposed water projects. Del is a member of Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and serves on the Board of Directors of United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID). Del holds a BS in Engineering Science and an MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. Del has been a district resident since 1992.

Robert McGinness

  • Board member since: 2016
  • Term expires: 2020

Robert McGinness retired from R.W. Beck Consulting Engineers after nearly 40 years of service. During his career Robert worked on rate studies for water, sewer, electric, gas and steam utilities. His engagements also included utility revenue bond financing, capital budgeting and testifying before the State Utility and The Federal Power Commissions during rate hearings. Earlier in his career, Robert worked for the East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland Ohio, and he is a graduate of Cleveland State University. Robert has been a district resident since 1993.