Board of Directors

Board Members : Agendas : Minutes

Overview

Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District is a Colorado Special District that is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors for the purpose of providing water and sanitation services to District customers. Monthly meetings are held to conduct District business and are open to the public.

Meetings

The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District regular Board of Directors meetings are held:

Meeting notices are posted at the District office and Web Site.

Special Meetings are also held from time to time. In addition to the regular postings, Special Meeting notices will be posted at the following locations:

Agendas

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes

Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Members & Contact Information


Martin MacCaulayMartin Macaulay
Vice President, 256-5364
Term: 2010-2018

martinmac1@gmail.com

Born and raised in Scotland in the UK I have an Honours degree in Latin American studies with Spanish from Essex University, a Masters in psychology from Naropa in Boulder, and three years of doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at CIIS in San Francisco.
I moved to the States in 1987 and became a US citizen in 1990.

I moved to Crestone in 2002 and built a house in Chalet II. 
My primary interests have been in working with mentally handicapped children and adults and as a psychotherapist.

Having watched the recent near collapse of our water district I am committed to strengthening the already impressive changes that have taken place over the last two years and ensuring that board participation, through transparency, does not interfere with management.


Lynn DrakeLynn Drake
Secretary
Term: 2016-2020
719-256-4790
lynn.drake@bacawater.com

I moved to Crestone with my husband 22 years ago. We designed and built our own home in the Baca and I began learning a new career as a ceramic artist .I ran a successful art studio and gallery in downtown Crestone for 5 years, working to share the joys of ceramics with the community. At that time I worked with the Charter School in their mentorship program, I taught home school kids, had a after school program for teens and a membership program for adults.  I now have a new studio at my home and continue to create art that is included in many international collections.
Previously, we lived in Santa Fe for 18 years and ran a successful high end tailoring business. I have been self-employed for most of my life and enjoy the challenges of creating new directions. Born and raised as a child of a diplomat, new places and people were an exciting part of my life and still are.
Joining the water board is important to me. Water is our most important resource for life. With the dwindling supply of good clean water in the world, I hope to continue working for our community for a good safe, clean, and most importantly, an affordable water source.


Matthew Ghourdjian
Treasurer
Term: 2016-2020

matthew.ghourdjian@bacawater.com

Matthew is an information technology executive with a 38 year track record of creativity and execution, designing, building, implementing and operating information technology solutions in the telecommunication, healthcare, legal and financial services industries.

In addition to being a Partner at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG Consulting during his career, Matthew was the founder and CEO of Cogility Software that developed a model driven integrated development environment, CoderCard Inc. that designed and developed network security devices for the military, and several document management companies.  

After retiring in 2012, Matthew now consults on implementing agile software development methodologies, implementation of DevOps and NoOps, selection of software tools and technologies, understanding and implementing cloud strategies, cost optimization, loan servicing, loan origination, internet advertising optimization, peer-to-peer payments services and call center management.  

Matthew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1978, with an emphasis in Computer Science and Management, from Ambassador College in Pasadena California.


Robert Salmi
Assistant Secretary
Term: 2016-2018

bob.salmi@bacawater.com

I am retiring from a long career in public service in the water and wastewater field. I have managed cities and in my retirement years it would help to give public service to the area that my wife and I have decided we are making our home.

As far as applicable background:
I have an associate degree in Water, Wastewater Technology from Bay de Noc Community College back in 1973.

In the past I have been:

  • A licensed wastewater plant operator in Texas, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
  •  I held a license as a water operator in Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • A water laboratory director in Michigan.
  • Wastewater Plant Manager for the Village of Ephraim, WI
  • Superintendent of Wastewater for the Village of Woodland, MI
  • Public Works Director for the City of Darlington, WI
  • Appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin to the Coastal Management Council for the State of Wisconsin. (Not the current gov. the democrat that preceded him)
  • Director of Public Works for the City of Salida, CO

One of the areas that I worked hardest at was the conservation of energy in the Water and Wastewater Plants that I was charged with.

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