Dan McMillan is officially sworn in as Helix’s division 1 director by board secretary, Sandy Janzen.

Helix Water District’s newly appointed director, Dan McMillan, was officially sworn in before his first board meeting Wednesday evening.

Helix’s board appointed McMillan by a unanimous vote Monday evening after interviewing seven candidates for the division 1 board seat left vacant by Luis Tejeda, who was elected in November but resigned December 30th over a potential conflict of interest. McMillan was the only one of the candidates interviewed who ran for the division 1 seat in November’s election, finishing second to Tejeda.

McMillan represents Helix’s division 1 customers, most of whom live north of the I-8 freeway in El Cajon. The division extends from Fletcher Hills eastward to Bostonia. The appointment is for two years and the seat will be up for election in November 2018.

McMillan is a Marine Corps veteran and brings extensive experience in local government and water to the Helix board, including 12 years on the board of Padre Dam Municipal Water District and six years as Padre Dam’s representative on the board of the San Diego County Water Authority.

Dan’s experience and perspective will be helpful. I am looking forward to working together.

Carlos Lugo
General Manager, Helix Water District