Our Board of Directors

Helix is governed by a five-member board of directors, elected by the communities in which they reside, who oversee district policies and represent Helix in regional and state-level water resources management and policymaking.

Joel A. Scalzitti

Board President / Division 5 Director

Current term    December 2020-December 2024
First Elected      December 2012

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Division 5 Map

Kathleen Coates Hedberg PE, MPH

Board Vice President / Division 4 Director

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      December 2006

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Division 4 Map

Dan McMillan EA, MS, MBA

Division 1 Director

Current term    December 2020-December 2024
Appointed         January 2017

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Division 1 Map

DeAna R. Verbeke

Division 2 Director

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      April 2005

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Division 2 Map

Mark Gracyk

Division 3 Director

Current term    December 2020-December 2024
First Elected      December 2016

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Division 3 Map

Who’s Your Representative?

Use the map below to find out. Just click on your neighborhood, or enter your address in the search box, and then click on your neighborhood.
Calendar Year 2020

Committee Assignments

Boardmembers rotate committees annually, as directed by the board president.

Helix Water District

Water Quality and Resources Committee
Director Gracyk, Chair
Director Hedberg, Vice Chair

Engineering and Operations Committee
Director Verbeke, Chair
Director Hedberg, Vice Chair
Director Gracyk, Alternate

Finance and Administration Committee
Director Hedberg, Chair
Director Verbeke, Vice Chair
Director Gracyk, Alternate

Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee
Director McMillan, Chair
Director Scalzitti, Vice Chair
Director Verbeke, Alternate
Director Hedberg, Alternate
Advanced Water Purification Ad Hoc Committee
Director Scalzitti
Director Hedberg
Scholarship Committee
Director Gracyk
Director Hedberg, Alternate

Regional and State-Level

San Diego County Water Authority
President Scalzitti, Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Engineering Committee, Imported Water Committee

Director McMillan, Board of Directors

Association of California Water Agencies
Director Verbeke, Region 10 Chair, Business Development Committee, Energy Committee, Finance Committee and Membership Committee

Director McMillan, Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Director Hedberg, Communications Committee and JPIA Alternate

Advanced Water Purification Program JPA
President Scalzitti
Director Hedberg, Alternate

California Special Districts Association
Director Gracyk, Fiscal Committee, Grant Committee

Director Hedberg, Grant Committee Alternate

East County Economic Development Council
Director Verbeke
Director Hedberg, Alternate

Environmental Sustainability  Commission, City of La Mesa
Director Gracyk
Director Hedberg, Alternate

Water Conservation Garden Authority
Director Verbeke
Director Hedberg, Alternate

Harry Griffen Regional Park Joint Powers Authority
President Scalzitti
Director McMillan, Alternate

San Diego River Conservancy
Director Verbeke
Director McMillan, Alternate

Urban Water Institute
All

Director Hedberg, Board of Directors

San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
All

Director McMillan, Government Affairs, Infrastructure and Land Use Committee

Local Agency Formation Commission
President Scalzitti, Special Districts Advisory Committee

Council of Water Utilities
All
WateReuse Association
All
Cleantech San Diego
All

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. Elections are held in November in even-numbered 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 candidate, including filing deadlines.

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