Board of Directors

The Board
Helix is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Each director is elected by their community — see Divsions 1-5 on the map — to oversee policies and resources and represent Helix on regional water boards and committees. The best way to reach your director is to contact our Board Secretary at 619-667-6232 or board@helixwater.org.

Dan McMillan EA, MS, MBA

Board President / Division 1 Director

Represents Board on:
Chair of Helix Finance and Administration Committee, Chair of Helix Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority, East County Economic Development Council, Harry Griffen Park Steering Committee, Urban Water Institute, WateReuse Association San Diego Chapter, Council of Water Utilities, Cleantech San Diego and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. McMillan is the alternate representative to the Helix Water Quality and Resources Committee and the California Special Districts Association.

Current term    January 2018-December 2020
Appointed         January 2017

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Division 1 Map

Mark Gracyk

Board Vice President / Division 3 Director

Represents Board on:
Chair of Helix Engineering and Operations Committee, California Special Districts Association Grant Committee, City of La Mesa Environmental Sustainability Commission, Urban Water Institute,  WateReuse Association San Diego Chapter, Council of Water Utilities, Cleantech San Diego and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Gracyk is the alternate representative to the Helix Finance and Administration Committee, Helix Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Harry Griffen Park Steering Committee and Helix Scholarship Committee.

Current term    December 2016-December 2020
First Elected      December 2016

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Division 3 Map

DeAna R. Verbeke

Division 2 Director

Represents Board on:
Vice Chair of Helix Water Quality and Resources Committee, Vice Chair of Helix Engineering and Operations Committee, Vice Chair of Association of California Water Agencies Region 10, Water Conservation Garden Authority, National Water Resources Association, San Diego River Conservancy, Urban Water Institute, WateReuse Association San Diego Chapter, Council of Water Utilities, Cleantech San Diego and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Verbeke is the alternate representative to the Helix Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee and East County Economic Development Council.

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      April 2005

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Division 2 Map

Kathleen Coates Hedberg PE, MPH

Division 4 Director

Represents Board on:
Vice Chair of Helix Finance and Administration Committee, Helix Advanced Water Purification Ad Hoc Committee, San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors, SDCWA Engineering Committee, SDCWA Water Planning Committee, Association of California Water Agencies Communications Committee, California Special Districts Association (past president), Urban Water Institute Board, Helix Scholarship Committee, WateReuse Association San Diego Chapter, Council of Water Utilities, Cleantech San Diego and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Hedberg is the alternate representative to the Helix Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority and SDCWA Water Conservation Garden Committee.

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      December 2006

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Division 4 Map

Joel A. Scalzitti

Division 5 Director

Represents Board on:
Chair of Helix Water Quality and Resources Committee, Vice Chair of Helix Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Helix Advanced Water Purification Ad Hoc Committee, San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors, SDCWA Audit Committee, SDCWA Engineering Committee, SDCWA Imported Water Committee, Urban Water Institute, WateReuse Association San Diego Chapter, Council of Water Utilities, Cleantech San Diego and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Scalzitti is the alternate representative to the Helix Engineering and Operations Committee.

Current term    December 2016-December 2020
First Elected      December 2012

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Division 5 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. 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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