Board of Directors

A five member board governs Helix Water District. Board members make policies and represent Helix at the state and regional levels.

Notice of Election 2022

Kathleen Coates Hedberg PE, MPH

Board President / Division 4 Director

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      December 2006

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Division 4 Map

Committees

Helix Water District
Engineering and Operations Committee, Chair
Water Quality and Resources Committee, Chair
Advanced Water Purification Ad Hoc Committee
Finance and Administration Committee, Alternate

Regional
Advanced Water Purification Program Joint Powers Authority, Alternate
Harry Griffen Regional Park Joing Powers Authority, Alternate
Water Conservation Garden Authority, Alternate
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
Cleantech San Diego

Statewide
Association of California Water Agencies
– Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Alternate
California Special Districts Association
– Grant Committee

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute, Boardmember
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

DeAna R. Verbeke

Board Vice President / Division 2 Director

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      April 2005

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Division 2 Map

Committees

Helix Water District
Finance and Administration Committee, Chair
Water Quality and Resources Committee, Vice Chair
Engineering and Operations Committee, Alternate
Scholarship Committee, Chair

Regional
East County Economic Development Council
Harry Griffen Regional Park Joint Powers Authority
Water Conservation Garden Authority
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
Cleantech San Diego

Statewide
Association of California Water Agencies
– Region 10 Boardmember
– Business Development Committee
– Membership Committee

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

Dan McMillan EA, MS, MBA

Division 1 Director

Current term    December 2020-December 2024
Appointed         January 2017

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Division 1 Map

Committees

Helix Water District
Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Vice Chair
Scholarship Committee, Alternate

Regional
San Diego County Water Authority
– Board
– Engineering and Operations Committee
– Water Planning Committee
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
– Government Affairs, Infrastructure and Land Use Committee
San Diego River Conservancy
Harry Griffen Regional Park Joint Powers Authority, Alternate
Cleantech San Diego

Statewide
Association of California Water Agencies
– Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

Mark Gracyk

Division 3 Director

Current term    December 2020-December 2024
First Elected      December 2016

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Division 3 Map

Committees

Helix Water District

Engineering and Operations Committee, Vice Chair
Finance and Administration Committee, Vice Chair
Water Quality and Resources Committee, Alternate
Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Alternate

Regional
La Mesa Environmental Sustainability Commission
East County Economic Development Council, Alternate
San Diego River Conservancy, Alternate 
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
Cleantech San Diego

Statewide
California Special Districts Association
– Grants Committee, Alternate

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

Joel A. Scalzitti

Division 5 Director

Current term    December 2020-December 2024
First Elected      December 2012

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Division 5 Map

Committees

Helix Water District
Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Chair
Advanced Water Purification Ad Hoc Committee

Regional
San Diego County Water Authority
– Board
– Imported Water Committee
– Water Planning Committee
East County Advanced Water Purification Program Joint Powers Authority
– Ex-Officio Boardmember
Local Agency Formation Commission
– Special Districts Advisory Committee
Cleantech San Diego

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

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Board Elections

 

Helix’s general election will happen at the same time as the statewide general election.

Each elected director serves for a term of four years and assumes office at 12 p.m. on the first Friday in December following the election. Helix holds elections in November in even-numbered years.

People wanting to serve on the Helix Water District Board of Directors can visit the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters for the information on how to file as a candidate.

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