Board of Directors

Our Governing Board of Directors 

Northern Water and the Municipal Subdistrict operate through the leadership of a 12-member Board of Directors that establish policy and strategic direction. Directors from the eight counties within Northern Water’s boundaries are appointed to four-year terms by district court judges.  

The Municipal Subdistrict Board elects its own officers, but its directors are the same as the Northern Water Board.  

Meetings for the Board of Directors are monthly on the first Thursday of the month for a Planning Session and on the second Thursday of the month for a regular meeting. The meetings begin at 9 a.m., are open to the public and take place at Northern Water’s Berthoud headquarters.  

Board of Directors Term List

Directors

Larimer County
Mike Applegate
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2023
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Larimer County
Bill Emslie
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2021
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Larimer County
Jennifer Gimbel
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2024
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Boulder County
Sue Ellen Harrison
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2022
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Weld County
Don Magnuson
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2024
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Logan County
Gene Manuello
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2022
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Sedgwick County
Rob McClary
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2023
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Weld County
David Nettles
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2022
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Morgan & Washington Cos.
John Rusch
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2021
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Weld County
Dale Trowbridge
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2023
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Boulder County
Todd Williams
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2021
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Boulder County
Dennis Yanchunas
Term Ends: Sept. 28, 2024
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Board of Director Vacancy Notices 

Directors for our 12-member Northern Water and Municipal Subdistrict Boards are appointed by district court judges for four-year terms each fall. Notices for all Board of Director vacancies will be posted to this page.  

To be considered for a director vacancy an individual must:  

  • Have resided within Northern Water boundaries for one year 
  • Be the owner of real property within Northern Water boundaries and within the county (or counties) in which the vacant director position exists 
  • Be knowledgeable in water matters