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.

—Vice President/Assistant Secretary
  • 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.

— President
  • Board member since: 2015
  • Term expires: 2022
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 retired with over 35 years’ experience in the design and construction of water storage, delivery and treatment systems, as well as other civil, structural and architectural projects. She has lived in the district since 2007.

 

John D. Earle

— Assistant Secretary
  • Board member since: 2018
  • Term expires: 2022
John Earle is a retired ground water hydrologist and geologist whose professional experience includes surface water studies, hydrologic testing and analysis and ground water tracer testing. His professional projects include: developing surface water models in urban environments, planning and operation of large scale hydraulic and tracer testing in complex fractured rock settings, developing and verifying prototype hydrologic instrumentation and hydraulic and tracer testing at dam’s and earthen embankment structures.  John has a BS in geology and chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and retired after 31 years of Federal service.  John has been a district resident since 1991.

Delbert M. Smith P.E.

— Secretary
  • 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

— Treasurer
  • 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.