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

Email Director Scalzitti

Division 5 Map

Committees

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

Regional
San Diego County Water Authority
– Board
– Audit Committee
– Engineering Committee
– Imported Water Committee
East County Advanced Water Purification Program JPA
Harry Griffen Regional Park Joint Powers Authority
Local Agency Formation Commission
– Special Districts Advisory Committee
Cleantech San Diego

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

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

Committees

Helix Water District
Finance and Administration Committee, Chair
Water Quality and Resources Committee, Vice Chair
Advanced Water Purification Ad Hoc Committee
Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Alternate
Scholarship Committee, Alternate

Regional
East County Advanced Water Purification Program JPA
Environmental Sustainability Commission, City of La Mesa, Alternate
East County Economic Development Council, Alternate
Water Conservation Garden Authority, Alternate
Cleantech San Diego

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

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, Chair

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

Statewide
Association of California Water Agencies
– Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

DeAna R. Verbeke

Division 2 Director

Current term    December 2018-December 2022
First Elected      April 2005

Email Director Verbeke

Division 2 Map

Committees

Helix Water District
Engineering and Operations Committee, Chair
Finance and Administration Committee, Vice Chair
Parks, Land, Lakes and Garden Committee, Alternate

Regional
East County Economic Development Council
Water Conservation Garden Authority
San Diego River Conservancy
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
Cleantech San Diego

Statewide
Association of California Water Agencies
– Region 10 Chair
– Business Development Committee
– Energy Committee
– Finance Committee
– Membership Committee

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

Email Director Gracyk

Division 3 Map

Committees

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

Regional
Environmental Sustainability Commission, City of La Mesa
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
Cleantech San Diego

Statewide
California Special Districts Association
– Fiscal Committee
– Grants Committee

Water Industry
Urban Water Institute
Council of Water Utilities
WateReuse Association

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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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