Durango Utilities Commission

Utilities Commission Overview

The purpose of the Durango Utilities Commission is to advise City Council on water and wastewater issues and policies such as:

  • Water supply
  • Conservation
  • Construction and use of transportation and storage facilities
  • Water redundancy
  • Quality of drinking water & treated sewer water
  • Water rights
  • Purification
  • Transporting water to storage facilities
  • Utilization
  • Improvements/expansion of water and sewage systems, including treatment facilities
  • Making such other studies and surveys as are necessary to cover generally all problems concerning the water and wastewater systems

The commission also studies state and federal legislation affecting the city in matters pertaining to water, as well as submits reports of studies and surveys with recommendations to the City Council.

At a Glance

Established byResolution 2002-21, 2013-16
Number on BoardFive members
Length of TermThree years
Council LiaisonMayor Dick White
Regular Meeting TimeSet on a month-to-month basis
Usually the first Monday of each month at 4:30 pm
Regular Meeting LocationLibrary Program Room 3 upstairs
1900 E. 3rd Avenue Durango, CO 81301

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm Expires
John Ballew02/19/201901/31/2022
Owen Eicher, Youth Appointee05/24/201808/31/2019
Brian Devine02/19/201901/31/2022
Ron LeBlanc, City ManagerNANA
Marisa Cardin, StaffNANA
Levi Lloyd, Ex Officio MemberNANA
Dirk Nelson, City AttorneyNANA
Paul O'Neil03/05/201801/31/2021
Ray Baranowski03/05/201801/31/2021
Steven Ruddell02/19/201901/31/2022
Kim Baxter, City Council LiaisonNANA