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Sean Cronin

Executive Director

Sean is the Executive Director for the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District. He has 20 plus years experience in water resource planning and policy. Sean earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Mona Ruark

Office Manager

Mona Ruark is the Office Manager for the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District. She has over 20 years of nonprofit experience in the areas administration, project coordination and grant writing. Prior to joining the District, Mona worked for a food bank in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Scott Griebling

Water Resources Engineer

Scott Griebling is a Water Resources Engineer with over 15 years of experience in integrated hydrologic modeling, groundwater modeling, data analysis, GIS, hydrologic systems monitoring, and water resources planning. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Jenny McCarty

Water Resource Specialist

Jenny McCarty is a Water Resources Specialist with over 11 years of experience in watershed planning, water quality monitoring, aquatic organism ecology, stakeholder engagement, large database management and data analysis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Denver and a Master’s in Stream Ecology from Montana State University, Bozeman.

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Board of Directors

The 9-member St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District Board provides strategic direction to the Executive Director to handle day-to-day operations. Directors are appointed by district court judges in Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties and serve a 4-year term. To be considered for a director position, an individual must:

  • Be the owner of real property located in the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District;
  • Have resided within the boundaries of the District for a period of one year;
  • Must reside within the boundaries of the District for which the vacancy is for;
  • Have a background in agricultural, municipal or industrial water matters.

The Board of Directors of the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 PM in the lower meeting room of the Natural Resources Building located on the Boulder County Fairgrounds. All meetings are open to the public.

Chris Smith

President, District 3

Current Term (11/1/20 – 11/1/24)
Chris Smith was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Board of Directors on November 11, 2013, and elected Vice President on September 11, 2017. Chris is
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Garrett Varra

Vice President, District 1

Current Term (11/1/21 – 11/1/25)

Kurt Carlson

Secretary, District 6

Current Term (11/1/20 – 11/1/24) Kurt Carlson was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Board of Directors on November 12, 2018.  A Colorado native, avid cyclist
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Mike Rademacher

Treasurer, District at Large

Current Term (11/01/18 – 11/01/22)
Mike Rademacher was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Board of Directors on November 8, 2010 and elected Board Treasurer on January 9, 2012.
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Verna Sigg

Director, District 2

Current Term (11/1/21 – 11/1/25)
Verna Sigg was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District (“District”) Board of Directors on December 9, 2013.
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Reggie Golden

Director, District 4

Current Term (11/1/20 – 11/1/24) Reggie Golden was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District (“District”) Board of Directors on December 12, 2016.
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Dennis Yanchunas

Director, District 7

Current Term (11/01/18 – 11/01/22) Dennis Yanchunas was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District Board on November 14, 2005 and was elected Secretary 
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Jonathan Moore

Director, District 5

Current Term (11/1/21 – 11/1/25)
Jonathan Moore was appointed to the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District Board of Directors on November 1, 2021.
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Daniel (Dan) Wolford

Director, District at Large

Current Term (11/1/18 — 11/1/22)
Dan is currently the Open Space Manager of the Land Program with the City of Longmont where he has worked since 2000. Prior to joining Read More…