Subdistrict Director Profiles

The 12-member Municipal Subdistrict Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policy and strategic direction. Directors from the eight counties within Northern Water boundaries are appointed to 4-year terms by District Court judges.

Northern Water’s Municipal Subdistrict is a separate and independent conservancy district formed by six municipalities in 1970 to build and operate the Windy Gap Project. The Municipal Subdistrict Board elects its own officers, but its directors are the same as the Northern Water Board.

Past Presidents
William D. Farr    1970-1995    25 years
Ray Joyce    1995-2000      5 years     
Les Williams    2000-2013      13 years
Les Williams   Les Williams
Boulder County
Term: Sept. 28, 1989—Sept. 28, 2017
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Mike Applegate   Mike Applegate
Larimer County
Term: Sept. 28, 1991—Sept. 28, 2015
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Bill Emslie   Bill Emslie
Larimer County
Term: Sept. 28, 2005—Sept. 28, 2017
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Rob McClary   Rob McClary
Sedgwick County
Term: Sept. 28, 2011—Sept. 28, 2015
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John Rusch   John Rusch
Morgan & Washington Counties
Term: May 10, 2002—Sept. 28, 2017
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John Rusch   Dale Trowbridge
Weld County
Term: Aug. 15, 2014—Sept. 28, 2015
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Bill Brown   Bill Brown
Vice President, Subdistrict Board of Directors
Larimer County
Term: Sept. 28, 1992—Sept. 28, 2016
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Kenton Brunner   Kenton Brunner
Weld County
Term: March 14, 1994—Sept. 28, 2014
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Sue Ellen Harrison   Sue Ellen Harrison
Boulder County
Term: Sept. 28, 2009—Sept. 28, 2014
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Don Magnuson   Don Magnuson
Weld County
Term: Sept. 28, 1992—Sept. 28, 2016
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Brad Stromberger   Brad Stromberger
Logan County
Term: Sept. 28, 1992—Sept. 28, 2014
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Dennis Yanchunas   Dennis Yanchunas
President, Subdistrict Board of Directors
Boulder County
Term: Aug. 20, 2010—Sept. 28, 2016
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