Current Term: April 7, 2022 - Sept. 28, 2025
Director Since: April 7, 2022
Dick Wolfe has a long history working in the water community. He currently works part time as a senior advisor to the water resources group at Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. Before that, he had a lengthy career working for the Colorado Division of Natural Resources and served for 10 years as the state engineer. He also has a long history of public service, having served as mayor and as a city councilman in Fort Lupton. Among numerous other honors throughout his career, in 2017 Wolfe was the recipient of the South Platte Forum’s Friend of the South Platte Award.
Wolfe’s inclusion on the Board required an increase in the number of board members from 12 to 13. When Northern Water was first created, it was governed by a board of 11 members from Boulder, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington and Weld counties. Then the City of Boulder increased the Boulder County directors to three. The City of Broomfield, which was spread across portions of Boulder, Weld, Adams and Jefferson counties, asked Colorado voters in 1998 to create a city and county of its own. Passage of that constitutional amendment allowed the City and County of Broomfield to form in 2001. The addition of a representative for the portion of the City and County of Broomfield within Northern Water’s boundaries will provide added representation on Northern Water’s Board of Directors.
Wolfe also was appointed to the Municipal Subdistrict Board of Directors. The Municipal Subdistrict oversees the Windy Gap Project and the Windy Gap Firming Project, which includes Chimney Hollow Reservoir now under construction. Broomfield is the largest participant in the project.