Board Members

Helix is governed by a Board of Directors elected by their communities. Each Board member represents one of the five divisions shown on the map below. The Board oversees Helix policies and resources, and Board members represent Helix on regional water boards and committees and in the communities we serve.

Directors

To contact the Board, email individual directors or contact the Board Secretary at 619-667-6232 or board@helixwater.org.

Joel A. Scalzitti

Board President
Director of Division 5

Committees
San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Board of Directors, SDCWA Imported Water Committee, SDCWA Legislation and Public Outreach Committee, San Diego River Conservancy, Helix Scholarship Committee, San Diego Chapter of the WateReuse Association, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Current term    12/07/16-12/07/20

First Elected      12/07/12

Email Director Scalzitti

Division 5 Map

Kathleen Coates Hedberg PE, MPH

Board Vice President
Director of Division 4

Committees
San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Board of Directors, SDCWA Water Planning Committee, SDCWA Administration and Finance Committee, Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Communications Committee, ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority (Alternate), California Special Districts Association, San Diego Chapter Past President, Council of Water Utilities, San Diego Chapter of the WateReuse Association, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Current term    12/17/14-12/12/18

First Elected      12/01/06

Email Director Hedberg

Division 4 Map

Dan McMillan

Director of Division 1

Committees
East County Economic Development Council, Water Conservation Garden Authority (Alternate), Helix Water District Audit Committee, Council of Water Utilities, San Diego Chapter of the WateReuse Association, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Current term    2/1/17-12/12/18

Appointed         2/1/17

Email Director McMillan

Division 1 Map

DeAna R. Verbeke

Director of Division 2

Committees
Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Region 10 Board Member, ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority, National Water Resources Association, East County Economic Development Council (Alternate), Water Conservation Garden Authority, Helix Water District Audit Committee, Council of Water Utilities, San Diego Chapter of the WateReuse Association, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Current term    12/17/14-12/12/18

First Elected      04/27/05

Email Director Verbeke

Division 2 Map

Mark Gracyk

Director of Division 3

Committees
California Special Districts Association Grant Committee, Harry Griffen Park Steering Committee, Lake Jennings Campground, Council of Water Utilities, San Diego Chapter of the WateReuse Association, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Current term    12/07/16-12/07/20

First Elected      11/8/16

Email Director Gracyk

Division 3 Map

Board Elections

Resolution 85-59 of the Helix Water District Board of Directors states that the district’s general election will be held in conjunction with the statewide general election.

Each director is elected for a term of four years and assumes office at 12 p.m. on the first Friday in December following the election.

The terms of office are staggered so that elections are held in November of each even-numbered year. Directors representing Divisions 2 and 4 are elected each leap year, and directors representing Divisions 1, 3 and 5 are elected in the intervening even-numbered election years.

Individuals interested in serving on the Helix Water District Board of Directors are invited to visit the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters for the latest information on how to file as a candidates, including filing deadlines.

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