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.

Sean M. Wells

  • Board member since: 2020
  • Term expires: 2023

Sean Wells, J.D. is a Colorado trial attorney with 12+ years of litigation experience.  Sean received his J.D. with a concentration on environmental and natural resource matters.  Sean obtained his B.S. in Business Management from the Metropolitan State University of Denver.  During law school, he was involved in various legal matters relating to water resources, including hydroelectric dam licensing and section 404 permitting under the Clean Water Act.  Sean’s recent work experience includes representing special districts, non profit corporations and homeowners with construction disputes and professional malpractice claims.  Sean’s practice includes complex geotechnical and structural design claims relating to expansive soils and related damages.  Sean and his wife have been district residents since 2011.  In his free time, you can often find Sean working in his garden, building a construction project or tending to his flock of egg laying hens.

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: 2023
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: 2023
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: 2023
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.